Lightning strike kills man working on roof in Florida

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 8:58 AM EDT
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DELTONA, Fla. (WCJB) - A man died in central Florida after being struck by lightning while working on a roof on Monday afternoon.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they responded to a home on Sterling Pointe Drive in Deltona around 2 p.m. Witnesses say their coworker Edvin J. Velasquez Cinto, 24, had been on the roof when a lightning bolt struck him.

Velasquez Cinto was knocked from the roof causing him to hit the concrete below. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

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Deputies say information gathered at the scene and findings from an examination of the victim’s body are consistent with a lightning strike. The official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

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