- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A man found dead near a Tampa Bay area lake may have been struck by lightning.

A medical examiner’s report released Friday notes Larry Webb’s left shoe was “blown out” and that his clothing was ripped down the left side of his body.

Those are all signs he may have been electrocuted, though the report says his official cause of death won’t be known until further studies are completed.

The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/1n2d0DE ) Webb’s death was the second possible lightning-related fatality in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday. The 71-year-old man was found lying face down in the water, with his feet and legs on the shore. A fishing pole, tackle box, and bait were nearby.


Forty-year-old Agustin Navarrete-Guerrero was found dead earlier Wednesday at a construction site.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.