Telford Man Dies In Lightning Strike

Jeremy Prescott was killed during the storms on Sunday.

The 51-year-old was leading a Duke of Edinburgh award expedition when he was struck by lightning on Sunday. 

Another man died in a separate lightning strike. 

Jez, as he was known, worked part-time at Telford Council and has two adult children. 

A council spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with Jez's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad and difficult time.'

"He was a very dedicated individual who gave his time to help young people in the borough achieve their full potential and was a trained Duke of Edinburgh Award support worker.

"It was in this role that Jez was a team leader for a D of E expedition on the Brecon Beacons when he was fatally struck by lightning in a sudden storm at a check point on the group's route.

"The council is considering appropriate ways it can pay tribute to Jez, his work and the part he has played in supporting young people in our borough.''

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