Georgia teen dies after being struck by lightning on Florida beach 

Georgia teen dies after being struck by lightning on Florida beach 
Georgia teen dies after being struck by lightning on Florida beach 
Georgia boy, 17, dies 11 days after being struck by lightning while walking on a Florida beach with his family Walker Bethune, 17, was struck by lightning on Tigertail Beach in Florida on July 17 He was left unresponsive, according to Marco Island police, but was successfully revived on the scene  On Monday a friend reported that Bethune was suffering from brain swelling  By Wednesday evening the teen's family reported that he had died earlier in the day He was a senior at Stratford Academy in Macon, Georgia  Bethune was one of five people struck by lightning on beaches in Southwest Florida over a 10-day span  

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Georgia teen Walker Bethune (pictured) died Wednesday afternoon, 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida beach

Georgia teen Walker Bethune (pictured) died Wednesday afternoon, 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida beach

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A Georgia teen died Wednesday afternoon, 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida Beach.

Walker Bethune, 17, was just a few feet away from his family on Tigertail Beach, where they were vacationing on July 17, when he was struck, according to Marco Island police. 

'Please know that today’s update comes with heavy hearts for ALL of us that LOVE Walker,' his family reported on social media Wednesday evening. 

'He passed away peacefully this afternoon, listening to one of his favorite Allman Brothers songs, appropriately named, “Soulshine.”'

Police said they arrived on the scene at 3.51pm, shortly after the lightning strike, and saw Bethune's father, David, administering CPR on his son, who was unresponsive. 

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