A Georgia teen was killed by a lightning bolt whereas on trip in Florida, his household stated.
William “Walker” Bethune, 17, of Macon, Ga., died on Wednesday from his accidents after he was struck by lightning earlier this month on Tigertail Seashore in Marco Island, the Naples Each day Information reported.
“He handed away peacefully this afternoon, listening to considered one of his favourite Allman Brothers songs, appropriately named, ‘Soulshine,’” his household wrote Wednesday on a fundraising web page for his medical prices.
The teenager was strolling on the seaside together with his dad and mom and brother on July 17 when he requested his father for a baseball cap and was struck by lightning as he put it on, police stated.
He was rushed to an area hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Miami, the place he succumbed to his accidents, the outlet reported.
Bethune’s highschool, Stratford Academy, additionally confirmed his loss of life on Wednesday.
“Tonight, we obtained the heartbreaking information that Walker Bethune handed away from his accidents sustained throughout his tragic accident,” the college wrote on Fb.
“You have got fervently prayed for Walker and his household over the past 11 days, and we ask that you don’t cease. Walker was liked by all inside our faculty household, and we elevate up his household and buddies throughout this unbearably troublesome time.”