Sad news from Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG - A 16-year-old struck by lightning on Treasure Island last week died Tuesday, an All Children's Hospital nursing supervisor said.
Sam Santilli, a junior at Hillsborough High School student and a varsity soccer player, was at the beach with his mother Friday morning when a lightning bolt struck him in the chest. The impact ripped open his shorts and ripped his T-shirt. A witness said Santilli was purple above the neck and pink and black below the neck after the strike.
The teen played in his high school's marching band and worked at the Citrus Park Town Center Mall movie theater.
Santilli was with his mother, Maureen Machajewski, who was visiting from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, when the lightning hit him.