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.