Editor's note: Spectrum Bay News 9 later learned the person who was struck was a 15-year-old boy named Mason Salustro, a sophomore at Jesuit High School in Tampa. The school says he is recovering.
A man was struck by lightning on Labor Day while riding a personal watercraft.
Tampa Fire Rescue confirmed it happened at 3:40 p.m. near Davis Islands.
When paramedics arrived, the man was already out of the water, and bystanders were tending to him.
He was taken to Tampa General Hospital for treatment.
Strong thunderstorms were making their way across Tampa when the man was struck. This is what Klystron 9 looked like around that time.: