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TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 30: Steven Stamkos #91 celebrates as Victor Hedman #77 hoists the Stanley Cup up next to Luke Schenn #2 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the Victory Rally & Boat Parade on the Hillsborough river on September 30, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Because Florida. After Tom Brady’s Lombardi Trophy toss at the Bucs Super Bowl boat parade, Tampa PD isn’t taking any chances in case the Stanley Cup decides to go for a swim.

Tampa dive team 'ready' if Stanley Cup drops in the water during boat parade

Championship boat parades are becoming a popular tradition in Tampa following back-to-back Stanley Cup victories by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Super Bowl wi...

Channel 10 reports that the Tampa Police Department will be just feet away all along the boat parade route as the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their Stanley Cup win. Should one of the Bolts players attempt a Brady-like pass, divers will be at the ready to retrieve the Cup in case a trophy toss doesn’t go as smoothly as it did for TB12.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates their Super Bowl LV victory with the Vince Lombardi trophy during the boat parade on February 10, 2021.

It would be a tougher task for sure. The Stanley Cup is much larger and weighs over 30 pounds. Tampa PD’s strategy is to have a buoy ready to mark the spot in case Stanley dives into the Hillsborough River without his life jacket on. They will have their professionals jump in and grab it before any fans risk their safety to try it. Police say they’ll use the same techniques to save Stanley that they would use to remove a sunken vehicle.

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