Lightning bolt kills man on Melbourne Beach

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

MELBOURNE, FL (WFLX) - Fifty-four-year-old Frank Paxton died Wednesday after being hit by lightning on Melbourne Beach.

His wife and son were among a group of people who were also hit by the bolt.

"We had just gotten on the beach, and it just started pouring, and it just cracked on the guy. It was pretty scary," said one witness.

Another added, "I was amazing because it lightning over there, and then you see all the lightning over here. Everybody got hit by the lightning. I got hit; my son got hit."

Paxton's wife and son are recovering in the hospital.