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Hero of Superstorm Sandy dies in surfing accident
USNews/NBCNews (AP) ^

Posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PST by South40

The Belle Harbor section of the Rockaways in New York, where so many heroes emerged during Superstorm Sandy, has lost one of them to a tragic surfing death in Puerto Rico.


The New York City lifeguard was widely praised after the storm for using his surfboard to move several Queens neighbors endangered by high water and a fire to safety.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dylansmith; sandy; surfer

1 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:37 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

So sad.

Prayers for the repose of his soul.

2 posted on 12/24/2012 8:20:30 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment
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To: basil
Yes it is sad, and so unnecessary. Surfers are some of the best swimmers around. And while it does happen, they rarely drown.

Peace to this man's family and friends.

Surfer since 1971

3 posted on 12/24/2012 8:26:02 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40


‘superstorm’ ... a cat ONE


yes, cat one has storm surge. that doesn’t make it a super storm

meanwhile, there has been 2 cat 3+ in asia in the last month (not one news item)

4 posted on 12/24/2012 10:03:10 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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