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Lightning strike kills 71 yr old in Santa Rosa

A 71 year old man was struck by lightning and killed in Santa Rosa County Friday.
The man has been identified as James D. McDaniel.

It happened at Blue Basket Farms on Highway 89 north of Milton.

James McDaniel was struck by lightning while picking blueberries.
A woman and her son say they found McDaniel lying on the ground.

Hundreds of strikes were detected around ten yesterday morning, the same time McDaniel was hit.
He was taken to the medical center where he was pronounced dead.