Day After Lightning Strike, NJ Man Dies from Injuries

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

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:38 PM EDT
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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.

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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.

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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. 

The duo had earlier been in Belmar but were having little or no luck there and moved up the coast a few miles to try their luck in Long Branch, according to police Long Branch Police Capt Jason Roebuck.

He was stuck at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in critical condition.

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