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Man dies more than a week after lightning strike

Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 15:43:52-04

A man struck by lightning more than a week ago in Martin County has died, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

43-year-old Farooq Muhammad was kicking a soccer ball with his 7-year-old son at Jonathan Dickinson State Park on March 25 when he was struck on the head.

His wife was setting up a picnic table when she told investigators she saw the lightning hit her husband and she heard a loud boom.

“It just came so hard and so fast, the lightning it was just so bad,” a park guest said at the time.

Witnesses say it was only lightly raining, and lightning was far in the distance when Muhammad was hit.