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Man, 22, Dead, Father Injured in East Texas Lightning Strike

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    Authorities say an East Texas man has died and his father was injured during an apparent lightning strike as the two were fixing a cattle fence.

    The Hardin County Sheriff's Office says the deadly incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the community of Honey Island, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

    Sheriff Mark Davis says emergency personnel found 22-year-old Sebastian Ramos of Honey Island was unresponsive. Davis says Ramos was pronounced dead at a Beaumont hospital.

    The sheriff says the man's 57-year-old father was transported via private vehicle to the hospital for treatment of burns.

    Vacationers Help Girl With CP Experience Beach

    [DFW] Beachgoers Carry Girl With Cerebral Palsy Onto Sand

    At the end of July, a wedding at the Don CeSar brought Justin Johnson and Renal Roberts to St. Pete Beach, and while they were relaxing after a game of beach volleyball, they noticed a woman struggling to push a wheelchair on the sand.

    They immediately offered to help the girl, who had cerebral palsy, and carried her to a blanket near the water so should could fully enjoy the beach day.

    "They were shocked. They were very surprised," said Justin Johnson, one of the men who helped carry the girl.

    Unfortunately, the group of friends never learned the names of the girl or her mother.

    Now, they're searching for the family to help them get a better wheelchair for future beach trips.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018)

    Further details on the father's injuries weren't immediately available. A message left with CHRISTUS Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth Hospital was not immediately returned Wednesday.

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