SUPER SAD! Superstorm Sandy Hero Lifeguard Dies Surfing In Puerto Rico

THECOUNT.COM "ALWAYS OPEN! Since 2005!" - December 24, 2012

A lifeguard hailed as a hero for rescuing at least a half dozen people during Superstorm Sandy died while surfing off a popular beach in Puerto Rico.

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23-year-old Dylan Smith was found floating lifeless Sunday morning tethered to his surfboard off Maria’s Beach in the western Puerto Rican community of Rincon.

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During the height of Sandy’s fury, Smith, famously rescued people using a bridge he had fashioned out of rope while traveling on his surfboard.

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Smith was recently selected as one of People Magazine’s Heroes of 2012.

Authorities say a local resident spotted Smith in the water Sunday and brought him to shore. A local doctor tried to resuscitate him but the surfer showed no signs of life.

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