Brewton man killed by lightning

Shipp was on floating trip down Burnt Corn Creek Saturday when struck by lighting

A Brewton man was apparently killed by a bolt of lightning Saturday afternoon while standing under a tree on the banks of Burnt Corn Creek.

Gregory Shipp, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Brewton Police Department was dispatched to O'Bannon Park shorty after 4 p.m. in reference to a person being struck by lightning.

Lt. Matthew Jordan said after a short search of the area, officers were able to locate Shipp.

Jordan said emergency medical aid was attempted but Shipp was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police investigators that Shipp was with a group of people on a floating trip down th...