According to a report by The Huffington Post, 23-year-old surfer Dylan Smith was found dead Sunday morning off Maria’s Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. According to the AP, a local identified Smith, who was floating near his surfboard, and brought his lifeless body to shore.
Smith made headlines during Hurricane Sandy for rescuing several people amid the storm. According to NBC New York, “The night of the storm, Smith, who is from Belle Harbor, helped rescue six people using a homemade rope bridge and his surfboard as fires spread across the flooded Rockaway Peninsula.”
Smith was named one of People’s Heroes of 2012 for his bravery.
For more about Dylan Smith read the NBC story.