Hero Lifeguard Dylan Smith drowns while surfing in Puerto Rico, the young surfer known to be made headlines during the Hurricane Sandy by rescuing several people using his surfboard.
The Sandy hero found *dead* near his surfboard in waters off Maria’s Beach in Rincon, it seems that the lifeguard hero was drowned, according to reports of several news sites on Monday, December 24, 2012.
As stated on AP reports:
“A police statement Sunday has identified the tourist as 23-year-old Dylan Smith, whose body was found floating Sunday morning near his surfboard in waters off Maria’s Beach in the western Puerto Rican community of Rincon. The town’s beaches attract surfers from across the world.”
Dylan Smith, 23-year-old lifeguard was on the list of People magazine’s “2012 Heroes of the Year,” for his heroic deeds during the storm Sandy in Queens.
Smith compassion to help others with his extraordinary bravery and kindness makes the world cheers but on Sunday morning an unexpected tragedy happened. The same sport he used to save other people’s lives is the one who ends his own life.
Dylan Smith is a professional surfer and police is still investigating the case where the incident happened in Maria’s Beach, Rincon. The said beach is known to be a tourist destination for surfers all over the world.