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Family of electrocuted man at Harbourside Place seeks injunction preventing video, photos release

Attorney for Nate Davenport's family goes to court
Chopper 5 view of the fountains at Harbourside Place. Oct. 23, 2023
Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-31 11:20:21-04

JUPITER, Fla. — The family of the man electrocuted in the fountains at Harbourside Place is trying to stop the release of any video or photos of the incident.

Attorney Scott Smith represents the family of Nate Davenport, the 45-year-old man who died while trying to rescue his son on Oct. 22.

Smith filed paperwork asking a judge to prevent the city of Jupiter and its police department from releasing surveillance video, body-camera video or photographs of the incident and the rescue efforts.

Smith told WPTV on Monday he is asking for an injunction to protect the victim's wife and four children.

He also provided WPTV with the following statement on behalf of the family:

"The sudden, unexpected and tragic loss of Nate is incomprehensible and unimaginable for Amy, their four minor children, the remainder of the family and their many friends. Amy and the family tremendously appreciate the incredible amount of support that has been and is being provided during this extremely difficult time and further appreciate their privacy being respected to allow for the family to continue to grieve the loss of Nate. The current and future physical, mental and emotional well-being of the four minor children following the loss of their loving father remains paramount and of the absolute highest importance to Amy and the entire family. Amy immensely appreciates all of the sincere sympathies and solemn prayers that have been and continue to be offered for Nate, her and the children. The pain caused by the loss of Nate is agonizing, but such condolences will forever be remembered by Amy, the children and the family."

Jupiter police haven't yet released its report of the incident.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to what initially was thought to be a possible drowning.

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