“Below Deck” star Captain Lee Rosbach rushed over to his son’s house after friends became worried about his safety, but unfortunately he was too late.
According to official records obtained by The Blast, Joshua Lee Rosbach was found the evening of July 22 by his father after Joshua’s roommate said he could not get in touch with the 42-year-old man and “became concerned.”
Captain Lee arrived at the Fort Lauderdale home and used a key to gain entry, where he found his son on the couch and unresponsive, not breathing.
The reality star immediately called 911 and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Joshua dead at 5:03 PM.
According to the report, Joshua was found in a “seated position, slumped forward with his head slightly tilted to the right.”
His head was resting on a coffee table, and he was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.
Officials noted that Joshua was “cold to the touch,” indicating he had been dead for some time.
A glass pipe with residue was found in Joshua’s right hand, and officials noted what appeared to be marijuana on the coffee table. There was also a cigarette carton nearby with what appeared to be marijuana inside.
There were no medications found at the scene, but officials stated Joshua had a history of drug abuse, including cocaine and opioids.
Joshua’s official cause and manner of death has not been determined and officials continue to investigate his death.
“After a twenty year struggle, he finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard. Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries,” the Captain wrote.