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Philadelphia Man Killed by Lightning on Central Florida Beach

A Philadelphia man has died after he and another man were struck by lightning as they walked along a Central Florida beach.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office officer Tod Goodyear said the men were hit around 5:30 p.m. Friday as they walked in a group along the A1A beach in Satellite Beach, Florida. The beach is along the Atlantic coast about an hour's drive east of Orlando.

Lamar Rayfield, 35, of Philadelphia, died from the injuries he sustained, Goodyear said.

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NBC affiliate WESH2 reported an off-duty lifeguard and a passerby performed CPR on Rayfield for several minutes as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

Rayfield died at the hospital, officials said.

The other man, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

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