The Cape May Beach Patrol and the community mourned the death of a 16-year-old first-year lifeguard.
“Cape May is very saddened to announce the death of lifeguard Norman V. Inferrera III,” the city wrote in a statement issued Saturday morning.
“My heart, my prayers and condolences pay tribute to the Inferrera family,” Cape May Mayor Zachary Mullock said in a statement. “Even at such a young age, Norman was loved by his fellow lifeguards. Words cannot express the sadness our entire beach patrol has suffered.
“Norman chose to protect others. He is professional and hardworking. This is an extraordinary quality for anyone, especially at the age of 16. The Cape May community is very concerned about protecting our people.
I know that the entire community is doing everything possible for Norman’s family and friends. “
Kathleen Inferrera Price, the teen’s aunt, started a GoFundMe campaign on Friday to help the family cope with rising medical costs. The fundraiser later stated that the condition of the lifeguard was “very bad”.
On Saturday morning, he released this latest news: “Last night, God called my beautiful nephew Norman home. The family was distraught. The light in this tragedy is the support and prayers that have always come. We send love. .. And blessings to each one of you.
Cape May City Manager Mike Wall said: “The chief guard and the entire beach patrol team demonstrated the utmost professionalism in providing care to all those who were deeply touched by Norman.
I want to thank all the beach patrols for providing valuable resources and assisting our patrols in this time of need. “
According to the information released, the city government and Buck have provided grief counselors for beach patrol personnel. The members of the patrol who had returned to the Winter Palace also thought of him during this duel.