NR 21-41 Update: Playalinda Beach Death Investigation

July 20, 2021 - 10:56 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the male who was pronounced deceased during a death investigation at Playalinda Beach on July 18, 2021.  The male is identified as 73-year-old, Edmond Hayle of Palm Bay.

The investigation thus far has determined that while in the surf, Mr. Hayle began to act as if he was in some type of physical or medical distress.  He was assisted to shore where he became unresponsive and was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Agents are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Brevard County Medical Examiner for a determination on Mr. Hayle’s exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Vince Bustillo of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or via the Communications Center at 321-633-7162.

For additional information concerning this news release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.