Alabama Teen Struck by Lightening Dies

An Alabama teenager who was struck by lightening on a Florida beach earlier this week has died.

14 year old Tristan Barger of Chelsea, AL, died Wednesday night at about midnight at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola from injuries suffered from a lightning strike.

Barger and his step father were struck by lightning Monday as they were trying to get back to their boat at Shell Island near Panama City Beach. The family was walking on the beach on the last day of their vacation when the storm hit.

Barger and his stepfather, James Keith Brown, age 42, were both struck by lightning at the same time. Brown was carrying Barger on his back because the teenager had recently injured his ankle.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.


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