DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An 11-year-old Georgia boy injured in a lightning strike in Volusia County is on the mend at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.
Bowen Tyre was struck June 9 while standing in the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach Shores. Heather Tyre told the Daytona Beach News-Journal her son was taken off a ventilator June 11 and began treatment at Brooks on Wednesday.
The family lives in Patterson, Georgia, about 95 miles north of Jacksonville.
The lightning strike hit the boy on the left side of his head near his ear.
Jason Tyre rushed into the water after the lightning strike, carried his son to the beach and started resuscitation.
Bowen was treated in an Orlando hospital before being transferred to rehab, where he's working with occupational and physical therapists.