A tourist has been killed and a young boy rushed to hospital
after a fatal lightning strike at a Queensland beach.
Lightning struck a man just after 6pm (AEDT) on Friday as he
was standing with a group of people on the beach at Inskip
Point, near Fraser Island.
The man died at the scene.
The group was on the beach between the Beagle and Sarawak
An 11-year-old boy in the group was taken to Gympie Hospital
as a precaution, according to a Department of Community
Police would not confirm the relationship between the man and
the boy but believe the pair were camping in the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology earlier issued a warning for severe
thunderstorms in the Wide-Bay Burnett region on Friday
evening, which was later cancelled.