Lightning strike kills one, injures two in Fort Myers

A single lightning strike killed one and injured two others Tuesday afternoon, WINK News in Fort Myers reports .
 
The three people were struck by lightning about 2:15 p.m. behind a Hooters on Fort Myers Beach, the station reports, citing the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
 
The victims included two men and a woman.
 
NBC-2 reports the three had been walking near the water in the area of the Lani Kai resort. The victims are from Lehigh Acres.
 
A man in his late teens or early 20s and a teenage girl were taken from the scene unconscious, NBC-2 reports .
 
"The blood was rolling, just floating down to the water's edge, and the water was turning red right there. It was really terrible," witness Robert Gustafson told NBC-2 of the scene.

 

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