Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 27, 2013

Fisherman struck by lightning

SHELBYVILLE —  A fisherman has died as the result of a lightning strike Sunday afternoon.

Jonathon D. Olisio, 29, of Mokena, was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.

He was struck by lightning at about 3:50 p.m. while fishing with friends near Lake Shelbyville Dam on the Kaskaskia River, according to Shelby County Coroner Brian Green. None of those with him were injured in the incident.

No autopsy and no further investigation are planned in the incident, according to Green.

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