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Tampa man possibly killed by lightning in Seminole

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: May 15, 2014 at 09:12 AM

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether a Tampa man died from a lightning strike at a Seminole construction site Wednesday.

At 4:26 p.m., deputies responded to the Bayou Grande Community construction site, 7245 102nd Lane N., Seminole. Agustin Navarrete-Guerrero, 40, 2015 Thrace St., Tampa, was face down at the scene, deputies said.

Navarrete-Guerrero was working at the condominium construction site. As thunderstorms moved through the area, his roommate/co-worker went to their vehicle to shut the windows and found Navarrete-Guerrero face down in muddy water, unresponsive, deputies said.

Fellow workers called 911 and dragged Navarrete-Guerrero to a garage of a condominium under construction, deputies said. They attempted CPR to no avail.

Seminole Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Navarrete-Guerrero deceased on scene.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

Preliminary information is that lightning may have been a factor in the death, deputies said.

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