Detectives Investigate a Generator-related Death in LoxahatcheeZimichi
On Thursday September 14, 2017, at 8:00 pm, deputies and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the 6100 block of 185th Terrace N in Loxahatchee, in reference to an unresponsive female. When PBCFR arrived they immediately became aware of a generator the family had been using during the hurricane which was located near the garage area of the residence, the exhaust had been facing directly into the garage while operating. PBCFR discovered the Carbon Monoxide levels to be very high inside the home and evacuated three people out of the residence. Two victims were flown to St Mary’s Medical Center and one victim was taken to Palms West Hospital for treatment. A female, Elaine Kotake was pronounced deceased on scene. No foul play is suspected.