Man Dies After Being Struck By Lightning in Long Branch
Man was fishing on the beach near Lake Takanassee
A 41-year-old East Rutherford man died this afternoon after being struck by lightning on Wednesday, according to Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck.
Roebuck said Sebastian Castillo was pronounced dead just before 2:30 p.m. after spending almost one day in the intensive care unit at Monmouth Medical Center in critical condition.
Roebuck said Castillo was fishing on the beach near Lake Takanassee with his son when he was struck by lightning.
Roebuck said Castillo's son immediately ran to a nearby house for help and the man was rushed to the hospital for treatment.