A deadly day on the beach on Okaloosa Island. A beach umbrella attendant died after being struck by lightning.
That happened just after 3pm Friday afternoon, in front of the Island Princess Condominiums on Santa Rosa Boulevard.
Witnesses say 22-year old Zachary Fordem was carrying an umbrella about 20 feet from the water’s edge when he was struck by lightning. Bystanders performed CPR on him until emergency crews got there. Fordem was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died.