Georgia boy struck by lightning on beach returns to Volusia
Bowen Tyre, 11, recovers after lightning strike
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – Three months after an 11-year-old Georgia boy was struck by lightning on a Volusia County beach, he returned with his family.
The family of Bowen Tyre returned to Daytona Beach Shores over Labor Day weekend. In a post on Prayers for Bowen Tyre Facebook page, the family said "they are speechless at the blessing I have been given. Bowen is amazing and has came so far in such a short period of time."
In the newly released video, Bowen walks slowly along the shoreline, wearing a hat, just like he was on June 9. His then green hat was shredded after a lightning bolt struck him on the left side of his head.
Since that day, Bowen has spent some time at Arnold Palmer Hospital, a rehab facility, and is now back at home in Patterson, Georgia. His family told News 6 he is doing partial days at school.
This weekend, the family has met one of Bowen's rescuers, LJ Kuzmovich. Kuzmovich is a surf instructor and helped administer CPR. The family said, "four families brought together forever by The Lord's plan for our sweet Bowen. It was awesome for Bowen to finally meet LJ, Malissa and their girls as well as Pete, Michelle and their daughter. We never know why people walk into our lives however we know they each have a purpose in our life. We had a wonderful dinner with our extended Daytona Beach family and we can't wait to all hang out again really soon..."
The family told News 6 they have also gotten a new dog, who was born days after Bowen's accident. He was fittingly named, Bolt.
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