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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:00 AM

Reported Sandy Hero Apparently Drowns

Source: CBS News

Reported Sandy hero apparently drowns
December 24, 2012

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A tourist from New York has apparently drowned while surfing off a popular beach town in Puerto Rico.

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.

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The magazine says Smith, a lifeguard, and another resident of Belle Harbor, in the New York City borough of Queens "ushered six people to safety with a homemade rope bridge and Smith's surfboard" during superstorm Sandy.

People says they did it as a six-foot tidal surge "roared down their block, and a fire from a gas line explosion engulfed houses around them." It quotes one of those rescued as calling Smith an "angel."

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:08 AM

1. God, how horrifyingly and tragically ironic...

...RIP, dude. A true hero.

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:30 AM

2. Sometimes the word 'hero' gets tossed around too casually. Not this time.

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