Kentucky man Killed by Lightning in Baker

BAKER, Fla. - A Kentucky man camping with his family has died after being struck by lightning outside his tent Monday night at the Wilderness Landing Campground off Corduroy Road in Baker, Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials wrote in a news release.

Jeremy Harper, 35, of Cloverport was camping with eight others in his family, including six children ranging in age from 15 months to 13 years old, officials added. It’s believed lightning hit a tree beside him and knocked him to the ground during a thunderstorm around 7:30 p.m.

No one else in the group was injured, officials wrote.

Harper was rushed to North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. Harper passed away around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.


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