A Matthews teenager is out of the hospital and a Charlotte teen’s condition continues to improve, after the friends were struck by lightning on a beach in Clearwater, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon.
Jansen Tabor, 18, was released from Tampa General Hospital on Thursday. Cameron Poimboeuf, 15, was listed in good condition on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Poimboeuf went into cardiac arrest after the lightning struck him and was hospitalized in critical condition. A nurse from Pennsylvania found him face down in the sand and unconscious. She and others performed CPR. The lightning struck Jansen Tabor’s right leg, causing temporary paralysis, his mother said.
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Tabor appeared at the Clearwater Police Department on Friday for a ceremony where police presented “Good Samaritan” awards to three vacationers who performed CPR on Poimboeuf until paramedics arrived.