Georgia boy recovering after being struck by lightning while fishing

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Georgia boy who was struck by lightning while fishing in Daytona Beach Shores Tuesday is recovering at Arnold Palmer Hospital.

Bowen Tyre, 11, was fishing in knee-deep water with his father when he was struck around 1 p.m., according to officials.

Witnesses told Channel 9's Blaine Tolison that skies appeared clear when the lightning struck. They said it appeared that the storms were several miles away.


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LJ Kuzmovich, a surf instructor who was nearby, jumped into action and performed CPR on the child.

"It's one of those fight or flight (responses), you know? I know what to do. So all right, it's time to help this little guy out," Kuzmovich said. "He didn't have a pulse, and we started our compressions and then he started spitting up and we were able to roll him over."

Posts on a Facebook page that his family has set up have been full of prayers and messages of support for Tyre.

In the family’s most recent Facebook post. they said the boy is recovering from a fever and has begun moving the right side of his body.

The family said doctors are preparing for an MRI.

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