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Sheriff's Office identifies victims of lightning strike

July 23, 2014
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The man who died as a result of Tuesday's lighting strike on Fort Myers Beach has been positively identified as Scott Wilcox, 41, of 902 Leeland Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres, according to a release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office reported that also injured in the incident were Zac Latawiec, 14, of Lincoln Avenue, Lehigh Acres, and Chelsea Gill, 16, of Maryland Avenue, S., Lehigh Acres. Both Latawiec and Gill were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

On July 22, at 2:11 p.m., deputies responded to assist Lee County EMS and the Fort Myers Beach Fire and Rescue. The strike was located on Fort Myers Beach near Beach Access 33 (near Estero Boulevard/Alva Drive) during an intense lighting storm.



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