A man struck by lightning on Clearwater beach over the weekend has died, according to reports. On Sunday, Garry L. Perks, 32 of New Port Richey went into cardiac arrest after being hit behind Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill. He died a few days later. Seven people were injured by the same lightning strike on the beach, as well.
One person also suffered burns, according to the Clearwater Fire Department.