(NY DAILY NEWS) BY Irving Dejohn AND Douglas Feiden
A 23-YEAR-OLD hero lifeguard from Queens — who used his surfboard to help save six lives as superstorm Sandy raged — drowned on Sunday in a surfing accident in Puerto Rico.
The body of Dylan Smith, 23, was found Sunday morning floating near his beloved surfboard in the Caribbean, off the popular resort Maria’s Beach near Rincon on the western coast of Puerto Rico, police officials said.
“The same sport — the sport of surfing — that he used to save all those people, it’s so shocking that he perished that way,” said FDNY Chief Michael Light, a family friend who had known Smith since he was a baby.
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