Bacterial infection from raw oysters kills father; leaves behind 2 children – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A father lost his life after he caught a bacterial infection from consuming raw oysters.

Roger “Rocky” Pinckney was a boxer who left behind two children, Jaelynn and Austin after his eating expertise at a Dania Beach restaurant took a flip for the more serious.

Jaelynn shared her ideas on her father who handed away on July 31.

“He was an amazing dad,” Jaelynn stated. “He was super supportive, loving. He always made sure to tell me that he loved me.”

Roger and his daughter determined to eat on the Rustic Inn to have a good time Jaelynn’s birthday. He ordered the shrimp and, since Roger beloved raw oysters, he ordered recent Virginia blue level oysters, in line with a report made by Florida Health Department.

The father acquired sick the next day; he went to the hospital on his forty fourth birthday however he would die there moments later.

“I called him for his birthday,” Jaelynn stated. “He said he was in excruciating pain and he couldn’t walk.”

The Florida Health Department visited the Rustic Inn as a part of their investigation and reported that he was contaminated with Vibrio vulnificus, a micro organism that may be present in raw oysters.

“It can spread to the bloodstream so it can cause a serious infection that is potentially very deadly,” stated Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterologist Dr. Leyla Maric. “30% of patients can present in shock and have very low blood pressure within those first 12 hours of possible admission.”

The supervisor of the seafood restaurant stated he served a whole lot of shoppers the day the daddy and daughter visited the institution; Roger was the one one to fall sick.

“I love oysters, but I’ll stop eating them,” stated Will Rye, a fellow buyer.

Roger’s children are grieving the lack of their father.

“Just taking it one step at a time healing,” Jaelynn stated. “I talk to him about it in a weird way. You know, if I’m feeling down, I just talk, hoping he can hear me.”

If you want to assist Roger’s two children, they’ve a GoFundMe if you need to donate.

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