Lightning strike kills man while fishing

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 7, 2009

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A lightning strike on a fishing boat killed one man and injured another.

State wildlife agents say Saturday’s strike on Old Black Bayou near Lake Charles killed 44-year-old Joe Landry. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His fishing partner — Richard Bergeron of Lake Charles— was treated and released later Saturday from a hospital. Investigators say the two were attempting to pick up anchor and retreat from a small storm when lightning hit.

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