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Man killed in reported lightning strike

A man died after he was allegedly struck by lightning in waters off Andros yesterday, police said.

According to reports, shortly after 12 p.m., a man and woman went fishing a few miles off Red Bays, where they were caught in a storm.

The man was reportedly struck by lightning and fell into the water, unconscious. The woman called for assistance, and people from the community came and pulled the man from the water.

He was transported to the community clinic, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the woman was not injured.

Police said they are awaiting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

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