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Man struck by lightning on Sanibel beach dies

A man hospitalized after he was struck by lightning on a beach on Sanibel has died. Brent Jerome and his wife, Kristen, were each hit by lightning on July 24 at about 4:52 p.m. on the beach behind the Sanibel Beach Club, at 626 Nerita St. The Downtown Church located in Columbia, South Carolina, reported that the couple — members and home group leaders — were on vacation. On July 29, the church shared via its website “with heavy and broken hearts” that Brent Jerome was declared brain dead the day before. It reported that the evening of July 29, his body was taken from the ...

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