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Jul 28, 2019, 7:53 AM
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A former amateur footballer from the Highlands has died after being struck by lightning on a Florida beach.
Garry Perks, 32, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after he and seven others were hit on Clearwater Beach, near Tampa, last Sunday.
He suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Wednesday 24th July 2019.
The ex-pat was living in New Port Richey having moved from Tain in the Highlands - he previously played for Tain Thistle and Brora Rangers.
According to the National Weather Service 10 people have been killed by lightning in the U.S. this year.