PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An Alabama teenager struck by lightning as his stepfather carried him on a Florida Panhandle beach has died.Fourteen-year-old Tristan Barger and James Keith Brown of Chelsea, Ala., were struck by lightning Monday as they were trying to return to their boat anchored off Shell Island.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Tristan was taken to a hospital in Pensacola.
The News Herald reports (http://bit.ly/MmraMS ) that Tristan's family said he died Wednesday night.
Authorities said Brown was carrying the teen on his back because Tristan had a cast on a broken ankle.