2 people struck by lightning in Florida, officials say

The two struck by lightning were only within a mile of each other

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Two people were struck by lightning and taken to hospitals in Volusia County on Tuesday afternoon after strong storms moved through the area, according to emergency officials.

A man was struck while he was reportedly mowing his lawn in the Tymber Trace neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach, an official said. That man did not have a pulse and was not breathing when first responders arrived at his home, however, they were able to get a pulse.


He was transported in critical condition to Halifax Medical Center.

A 66-year-old was reportedly struck by lightning outside an Autozone store on State Road 44, about a mile south of where the man mowing his lawn was struck by lighting. That person was identified as an employee at the store.  He was taken to AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach and treated for minor injuries.


No other details were immediately released.

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