1 killed, 1 injured by apparent lightning strike
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one man has died and another was critically injured in an apparent lighting strike in Florida.
The Palm Beach Post reports that paramedics responded Tuesday afternoon to a Lake Worth neighborhood for a possible electrocution. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says the men were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead.
A neighbor who was sitting outside said he heard several loud booms as lightning lit up his backyard. He said the men, who worked for a pest control service, had been in a wooded area behind the homes.
A medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine an official cause of death. The names of the victims weren’t immediately released.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com