Lightning strike reportedly kills Florida boat captain, injures passenger

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.

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