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

Discussion in 'Other Parks and Attractions News & Rumours' started by Wendy, Sep 12, 2011.

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    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.
     
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    That's devastating! :(
     
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    Not good :sorry:
     
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    Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. Such a sad story..
     
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    Oh gosh thats awful, so sad :(
     

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