Fort Worth Teen Struck By Lightning In Florida

Lightning Strike
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

 A Fort Worth teenager's family is now saying more about the lightning strike that put 14-year-old Jacob Brewer in a Florida hospital last week.

The family was enjoying a day at the beach at Siesta Key off the coast of Sarasota.

Walking across the sand, Jacob was felled by a lightning bolt that struck him in the chest.

Fortunately, a sheriff's deputy and a pre-med student were nearby and quickly began CPR.

Jacob has gone through surgery at a Tampa hospital and will probably need more procedures. But his parents say the family's faith will get them through this.