April 18, 2023 -Reports are that a Florida boat captain was killed on Sunday after his boat was believed to have been struck by lightning, officials said.
He has been identified as 39-year-old Peter Strong of West Melbourne.
A passenger was also injured.
According to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, first responders were alerted to a report that lightning had struck a boat on the Indian River in Brevard County.
It is reported that life-saving measures were tried on Strong. However, he did not survive his injuries, officials said.