SO: Lightning strike kills victim

Pensacola Bay Lightning
Courtesy: James Amerson
Pensacola Bay Lightning Courtesy: James Amerson

Deputies say they a victim died after being struck by lightning. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call on 8651 Hwy 89 in Milton around 9:30 a.m.

The individual was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Deputies said the victim was picking blueberries at the time of the incident. Next of kin has been notified.

The official cause of death will be made by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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