Diver Dies When Lightning Strikes Tank
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Lightning killed a scuba diver on Sunday off Deerfield Beach. Investigators said that lightning hit the diver's air tank as he was surfacing.
Stephen Wilson, 36, of Deerfield Beach, was pulled out of the water by other divers on the boat and rushed to shore. Wilson had surfaced about 30 feet from the boat when lightning struck his tank, said Deerfield Beach Fire Chief Gary Fernaays.
"We saw the paramedics arrive. There were about three trucks and they were trying to resuscitate the man," said Christoper Virtue, who witnessed the accident.
Wilson was later pronounced dead at North Broward Medical Center.
The medical examiner is expected to rule later if Wilson died from drowning or from electrocution.
A severe thunderstorm warning had been in effect in the area.
Listed in the "Absurd" file, what are the chances of this happening? Man, that sucks. At least the poor guy got to enjoy a dive as the last thing he ever did.
DON'T SCREW UP THE HAND SIGNALS! Oh. Never mind.