Lightning Strike Death of Keith Pinto – Obituary
19-year-old Toms River lifeguard, Keith Pinto, has died in a fatal Berkeley Township, N.J lightning strike that occurred at the Jersey Shore. It happened on Monday, August 30, 2021, at about 4:30 p.m. at the 21st Avenue beach.
The strike also left 7 other people with injuries who have since been hospitalized. Their injuries have been described as non-life-threatening.
Officials say the death of Pinto is the second passing of a New Jersey lifeguard in just over a week.
Police said an investigation is continuing.