OCONTO COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Officials say one man is dead and another is critically injured after a lightning strike this past weekend.
Brown County Medical Examiner Al Klimek says it happened in southern Oconto County around 6 p.m.
The two men were building a child's tree house when a small thunder cell moved through.
“One of the lightning strikes struck a large tree the two gentlemen were working in. This lightning strike resulted in the immediate death of one individual and another one was treated and transported to a Green Bay hospital,” Klimek told FOX 11.
27-year-old Brad Cox of the town of Abrams died, the age and name of the other man has not been released.
(Additional reporting from FOX 11).