MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is conducting what they are calling an investigation into an accidental death, due to electrocution. Authorities were called to a home construction site on Utopia Circle in Merritt Island around 1:15 p.m. on Monday. The home where the incident occurred is no ordinary waterfront home; it is the 2016 HGTV Dream Home, which is currently under renovation, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The victim, a man, was on the dock doing electrical work and fell into the Indian River Lagoon, according to authorities. We do know that workers had to get him out of the water and give him CPR. The first responders continued to do CPR on him as he was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The worker's name wasn't immediately released.
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