Bevin Prince husband dies after being struck by lightning

Bevin Prince, an actress from One Tree Hill, lost her husband William Friend

during the holiday after he was hit by lightning in North Carolina.

Friend was 33-year-old and the CEO of the multiplatform digital media company Bisnow.

Friend was struck around 3:15 p.m. on July 3 near Masonboro Island outside of

Wilmington, according to reports from regional media sites citing local authorities.

During a routine patrol, someone waved down the marine units from the

Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, according to WECT.

Friend was given CPR by deputies before being brought to an ambulance.

Before he was declared dead, first responders attempted to revive him for 20 minutes, according to officials.