Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Lifeguard Killed by Lightning Strike at Adventure Island water park in Tampa

  1. #1
    Administrator Wendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In Neverland
    Posts
    26,690
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.






    For Esme






  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    8,399
    Post Thanks / Like
    That's devastating!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Caerphilly
    Posts
    4,155
    Post Thanks / Like
    Not good




  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    3,801
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. Such a sad story..



  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,982
    Post Thanks / Like
    Oh gosh thats awful, so sad



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •