SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — Two men were struck by lightning at a Florida beach, and one later died.

Florida Today reports that the men were hit Friday afternoon just north of Satellite Beach.

Brevard County Lifeguard Captain Ashley Nolan was the first to respond. She said she was getting ready to head home when she saw the lightning hit the beach, followed by people running toward the street.

One of the victims had suffered cardiac arrest, and Nolan gave him CPR until paramedics arrived. The man was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The other man’s injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the victims but neither was from the area.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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