California lifeguard who is a college student suffers a serious spinal injury after sustaining a serious injury on the job
- Elizabeth Lovat suffered a horrible ‘spine injury’ while working as a lifeguard
- College athlete D1 was rushed to the hospital and remains in serious condition.
- More than a week later, little information is known about how Lovat was injured.
Well wishes have arrived for an ‘inspirational’ California lifeguard after she suffered a horrifying injury on the job, leaving her fighting for her life.
Elizabeth Lovat, a noted collegiate water polo athlete, was working a shift in Huntington Beach, California, on July 3 when she suffered a mysterious “spinal injury.”
Lovat, who is a college student, was rushed to hospital after the emergency, where she is said to be in a stable but serious condition.
Information remains sparse on what caused Lovat to suffer the injury, though authorities have claimed it did not occur while she was on a rescue mission.
Elizabeth Lovat remains in serious condition after suffering a terrible spinal injury
The water polo star was working a shift in Huntington Beach, California, when the disaster struck.
Lovat had been working as a lifeguard for the city of Huntington as he prepared to return for his senior year at Iona University in New York.
She is known as an outstanding athlete throughout the community and was a star player on the Huntington Beach High School aquatics team.
In college, she was an All-American player on the university’s D1 water polo team. As a speech pathology student, she was also on the Dean’s List.
But her return to California ended in disaster, with city officials offering little information other than she was injured “while in the line of duty.”
“Our priority at this time is to support Elizabeth and her family as she recovers,” the city added in its statement.
Nine days after his injury, his family shared their gratitude for the support of the community at a fundraising page for the lifeguard.
“Thank you to everyone who has sent their love, prayers and well wishes over the past week,” the family said.
‘Our family is tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support we have received not only from our Huntington Beach community, but everywhere.
‘Know that your words of encouragement are very comforting to all of us during this difficult time, keep them coming.
‘We also want to recognize those who have experienced similar injuries and have reached out to share their experiences. Their stories of recovery and triumph are truly inspiring and have given us so much hope and positivity.’
Tributes have poured in for the D1 college athlete as she fights for her life in the hospital.
The college athlete was described as a talented yet kind individual who people knew to be a hard-working and successful individual.
His fundraiser notes that he has “received numerous athletic awards” and before making the Dean’s List he graduated with honors from high school.
“Elizabeth has a passion for helping others and has learned and used her American Sign Language communication skills to help her community, which in turn has shaped her career and educational goals.” profile.
‘She knows what it takes to overcome life’s most challenging setbacks and persevere.
“Her dad taught her ‘not to be afraid of failure,’ and her attitude has inspired those around her.”
In a social media post, someone claiming to be affiliated with Lovat’s water polo team described her as “the rock of the team.”
“She was there for every game,” they added. ‘If she could play for 39 seconds, it was her whole being that she gave!
‘Her smile and attitude are contagious. I need everyone to come and pray for our girl… You are a fighter and you will overcome the fight of your life.’