Belleair Beach, Florida - Tuesday eveningat dusk, youcould still see the lightning overBelleair Beach hours after 51-year-oldPhyllis Kalinowski was hit and killed by a lightning strike.
Crime scene tape wascrisscrossed around the areaand the medical examiner took away theBrandon mother's lifeless body.
Sergeant David DiSano is with the Pinellas County Sheriff's office. He says we had a significant thunderstorm come through the area around 6 o'clock.
SergeantDiSanosays Kalinowski was at the beachwith her friend of seven years. He says PhyllisandDawnRysfoskisaw the storm starting to roll in, when Dawn headed for shelter thinking Phyllis was close. However, the two got separated and that's when the storm bared down on them.
"So after the storm had let up a little but the friend went looking for - her friend Phyllis - and unfortunately found her here out at Bellair Beach," said DiSano.
Dawn found her friend's bodynear the shoreline.The bolt of lightning investigators believe cost Phyllis her life.
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