Posted by Debra Worley - email
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Friends are taking time to remember 18-year-old John Sackett who was possibly struck by lightning Friday afternoon in the waters of Wrightsville Beach.
One of Sackett's best friends, John Thompson of Annapolis, MD, said Sackett was a lifeguard in high school. He said Sackett was the type of friend you could turn to for anything.
"JT was the kind of person anyone could talk to whether you knew him for years, hours or even minutes. He was just so open and friendly to everybody," said Thompson. "He walked in a room and people could tell he was happy to be alive."
The official cause of death has not yet been determined.