WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The family of a man electrocuted in the fountains at Harbourside Place in Jupiter has filed a lawsuit.
Attorney Scott B. Smith represents the family of Nate Davenport, the 45-year-old man who died while trying to rescue his son on Oct. 22. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, is against Harbourside Place, Capital 400, Harbourside Funding and Allied Management Associates.
The 74-page lawsuit cites negligence and infliction of emotional distress the incident caused to Nate Davenport's wife, Amy Davenport and their four children, and seeks more than $50,000 in compensatory damages.
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Smith sent the following statement to WPTV regarding the filing of the complaint for Amy Davenport and her four children:
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Harbourside Place sent WPTV the following statement:
Our first concern continues to be with the family as they go through and deal with this tragic loss. We know how tough this tragedy is for this beautiful family and we pray for them during this time. Had Harbourside known there was an issue they would have moved immediately to fix it. Harbourside had no knowledge whatsoever that there was any problem with the fountain. We are confident that the true facts will become known during the legal process.
Read the full lawsuit below: