— -- A Georgia couple visiting Florida was struck by lightning while wading in ankle-deep water off Daytona Beach on Friday just before 5 p.m.
Capt. Tamra Marris, of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, told ABC News that an adult male and female were taken unconscious from the beach and transported to a local hospital. The male victim woke up while being transported to the hospital, while the female regained consciousness later, Capt. Marris said. A third victim reported feeling a tingle in the water but walked back to a nearby hotel and was attended to by emergency crews.
Multiple witnesses at the scene around the Hyatt Daytona Beach Shores hotel called 911 after seeing the lightning strike. It was unclear if the lightning struck the couple directly, or the water nearby.