- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Two North Carolina teens were struck by lightning as they walked on a Florida beach.

In a news release, Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw says 15-year-old Cameron Poimboeuf and 18-year-old Jansen Tabor were on Sand Key on Tuesday evening when a storm rolled in.

Tabor told police they ran for shelter as rain began falling. Tabor said the next thing he knew, he woke up on the sand after the lightning strike.

Shaw says both victims are being treated at Tampa General Hospital. Tabor, of Matthews, North Carolina, is in good condition. Poimboeuf, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is in critical condition.

Shaw says the younger boy was in Florida visiting his girlfriend’s family. Tabor is a family member of the girlfriend.

Officials say the storms popped up quickly Tuesday evening.

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