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22 Year Old Killed By Lighting


The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office has released the identity of the man killed by a lightning strike Friday afternoon.

22 year old Zachary Fordem was struck by lightning near Island Princess Condominiums while carrying an umbrella.

Emergency responders were called to a condo on Santa Rosa Boulevard around 3:11 p.m. after receiving calls of bystanders performing CPR on the young man.

Zachery was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A witness says the victim was about 20 feet from the water when he was struck.