Man Found Unresponsive in Hotel Hot Tub

Police respond to a call Wednesday morning of a possible trespasser and find the subject in the hot tub. Fire department personnel declare the man dead at the scene.

A man found floating face down in a hot tub at the Quality Inn & Suites around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hermosa Beach Fire Department, said Sergeant Robert Higgins of the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

Police were summoned by a report of a possible trespasser in the hot tub area of the hotel at 901 Aviation Boulevard when they discovered the person, who was unresponsive.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of relatives but is said to be a 43-year-old man local transient with numerous prior police and medical contacts. 

HBPD says that initial indications are that the death appears to be a tragic accident, and reports that empty alcohol containers were found at the scene. They also said the deceased has a history of alcohol and narcotic abuse. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Babba Boooey November 15, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Sad but just example of how the unwanted have no fear of justice for doing what is not right. Just as every night Pier ave is full of nonesense....I paid over 1MM for a home in Hermosa and have to pack the mini van for the 80 yards to Manhattan Beach after 7pm..
Someone November 18, 2012 at 01:24 AM
He was no unwanted, you insensitive asshole! He was a son, a brother, and an Uncle, and he was deeply loved! He suffered from a horrible alcohol addiction for a long time. I don't think you would appreciate someone talking about your brother that way. Maybe you should take some of your money and buy yourself some fucking compassion!!!
215/KL November 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Really Babba Boooey? Are you that lonely in your "Million Dollar" home. After reading your post it's not hard to figure out just how miserable of a person you are. Does it make you feel better to talk about "justice" when someone dies a tragic death. Does that somehow make you feel important or worthwhile. Trust me, after reading your post, I can assure you, you're not worthwhile. Where I'm from a man is measured not by the value of his home but by the number of people that love him. My friend, who suffered from a terrible disease and died in that hot tub, was far more wealthy with love and soul then you and your pathetic imagination could every comprehend. And using a Howard Stern quote as your screen name is pretty indicative of just how lacking your imagination is. You're a punk, you're inhumane and you're probably disgustingly over weight if you have to drive your van the 80 yards to make it over to Manhattan Beach.
JG November 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM
This "transient" as the article so sadly says, was actually a wonderful, accomplished human being suffering from the grips of addiction and loss. He has dear friends, many helpless to help him, and they are profoundly heartbroken. Please be careful to judge. Life, as written, is not always what it seems.
Meek November 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM
My heart goes out to Sean's friends and family. It is easy to judge so I wont. I will try to forgive the ignorant display and focus on this bringing awareness to mental illness, addiction and the hardship of being homeless. I pray that proper help and resource will be made available for these people and that the stigma will be lifted.


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