19-year-old Toms River lifeguard, Keith Pinto, dies in fatal Berkeley Township, N.J lightning strike at the Jersey Shore

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.

Source: CentralMaine