Robert Hehmeyer


Age: 57

sales manager for the waste-management supplier Meridian Waste Services LLC in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton, Missouri who was one of four swimmers who remained hospitalized in critical condition after encountering treacherous riptides while he had been swimming near the Okaloosa-Walton county line along the Gulf Coast beaches of the Florida Panhandle that also claimed the lives of six other people as stormy weather churned the surf at an unguarded beach during a two-day span over the weekend in early June 2003, in which local authorities said at least 40 beachgoers were rescued from rough waters along a 30-mile stretch of shoreline in two counties that weekend.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a drowning accident

Born: January 16, 1946

Died: June 8, 2003

Pensacola, Florida