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  1. #1
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    NY surfer drowns in PR

    Apparently he was a lifeguard from Rockaway?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...a43_story.html

  2. #2
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    Sad story. I was there this morning at about 7:00 AM. It was 6-8', occasionally 9-10' sets, but disorganized and bumpy. By most standards, it was pretty big water, and although long periods between sets, potentially dangerous. Obviously.

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    Dylan Smith, the one who drowned, was recognized by PEOPLE Magazine as a hero of the year, after using his surfboard and a homemade rope bridge to help rescue 6 people from their neighborhood that was underwater and on fire during Hurricane Sandy. RIP. http://www.people.com/people/article...653654,00.html

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    This guy was a genuine hero during Sandy. Rescued a lot of people with his surfboard from flood waters. This is sad to hear

  5. #5
    That's really sad to hear... I wonder what happened?

  6. #6
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    Crazy, I was watching the Maria's web cam for quite a while this morning.

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    It is sad and sadly ironic, my son lifeguarded with Dylan for 5 years in Rockaway Beach, told me the heroics were true, and he was a heck of a guy

  8. #8
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    Terrible story. Who knows what exactly happened but with large surf and a seriously shallow reef I guess anything could have. RIP Dylan Smith.

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    What a bummer, hate news like this