Nate Davenport Obituary: In loving memory of Jupiter father of 4 who died saving sons from electrified fountain.
Nate Davenport, a father of four from Jupiter, Florida was electrocuted on Sunday at Harbourside Place. He lost his life attempting to save his two children from an electrical fountain.
Davenport, 45, and his three youngest children were playing in the splash pad at Harbourside Place on Sunday afternoon, October 22, when the kids unexpectedly got into big difficulty.
Mary Davenport, Nate’s mother, said, “The kids started screaming: ‘We’re getting shocked, we’re getting shocked…And so he rushed in to save them.”
Davenport, startled by the sight of several people attempting to assist, reached in and plucked his two boys from the fountain.
Together with Davenport and another adult, three children—including his eight- and eleven-year-old sons—were taken to a nearby trauma centre.
However, Davenport never came to and passed away in the hospital, leaving his parents and wife Amy unable to say farewell.
“I’m still grappling with the news of Nate Davenport’s tragic and yet heroic passing. I had the privilege of growing up with Nate at church. There is not a youth group memory that Nate’s not apart of!! He was always the life of the party, the biggest prankster and the most fun to be around. He lived life to the fullest and I’m so grateful I was able to call him a friend,” a tribute post shared on Facebook read.
“He suffered for his children. 45 years were spent with him. God gave us him as a blessing. “It’s an incredible man,” Mary Davenport exclaimed. His bereaved family is in shock at his passing.