View Full Version : Lifeguard Killed by Lightning Strike at Adventure Island water park in Tampa

12-09-2011, 02:22 AM
A 21-year-old lifeguard supervisor at a Florida water park was killed when the ride he was working on was struck by lightning.

Justin Inversso was working Saturday to get people off of the 700-foot-high Key West Rapids Ride at the Adventure Island water park in Tampa, Fla., because of an oncoming storm when lightning struck the ride at around 11:49 a.m.

Inversso was standing in 2 to 3 feet of water at the time of the lightning strike.

Park employees pulled him from the water and administered CPR before Tampa Fire Rescue workers arrived a few minutes later. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

The Key West Rapids ride was closed Saturday, but the park remained open.

12-09-2011, 08:30 AM
That's devastating! :(

12-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Not good :sorry:

12-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. Such a sad story..

12-09-2011, 05:26 PM
Oh gosh thats awful, so sad :(