One Person In Critical Condition, 7 People Injured After Lightning Strike On Florida Beach

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One person is in critical condition and seven others suffered injuries on Sunday after lighting struck at a Florida beach, officials said. (FIT Image)

CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – One person is in critical condition and seven others suffered injuries on Sunday after lighting struck at a Florida beach, officials said.

One man in his 40s, who was at Clearwater Beach, about 50 minutes from Tampa., was “directly hit by lightning” on Sunday afternoon and went into cardiac arrest, according to Joelle Castelli, public communications director for the city of Clearwater.

Castelli said the man was in critical condition.

She said three other people were rushed to a hospital in Clearwater with non-life-threatening injuries and another person was taken to a Tampa hospital with burns. She added that three other patients with minor injuries refused to be transported to the hospital.

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