Day After Lightning Strike, NJ Man Dies from Injuries

East Rutherford man had been fishing Wednesday with his son in Long Branch

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    An East Rutherford father died this afternoon, a day after he was struck by lightening while fishing with his son down the Jersey shore. New Jersey reporter Brian Thompson is in Long Branch with the story. (Published Thursday, Aug 16, 2012)

    A New Jersey man struck by lightning during yesterday's powerful storms has died from his injuries, police said Thursday.

    Sebastian Castillo, 41, of East Rutherford was fishing with his son on a beach in Long Branch yesterday evening when he was struck by lightning. 

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