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08/23/2019 - in ocean - Matt Summerill, M, 23.0 - Killed - Outer Banks NC, USA
KITTY HAWK, N.C. (WITN) - A college student has died at Vidant Medical Center, weeks after being struck by lightning on the Outer Banks. The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says Matt Summerill died from complications of drowning due to him collapsing face down in the ocean because of a lightning strike. The 23-year-old man was with friends in the 2300 block of North Virginia Dare Tra... more details
08/17/2019 - walking - man, M, 0.0 - Injured - Lake Park FL, USA
LAKE PARK, Fla. -- A man and his dog were walking down W. Jasmine Dr. Saturday afternoon when the pair was struck by lightning, knocking them both to the ground. I just saw a bunch of sparks so initially I thought it was a transformer that blew, said Michael Yaylagul. Instead, to Yaylaguls horror he saw the gentlemen and his dog laying on the ground. I was kind of in shock, Its jus... more details
08/17/2019 - hiking - man, M, 31.0 - Injured - Estes Park CO, USA
ESTES PARK, Colo.  A 31-year-old Thornton man suffered serious injuries as a result of a lightning strike inside Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), according to a release from the park. The man was hiking below the treeline between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha on Saturday afternoon when the lightning strike occurred, the release said. Other hikers found him injured along the trail and called ... more details
08/15/2019 - outside - man, M, 28.0 - Injured - Gulf Shores AL, USA
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG)  Gulf shores officials confirm a 28-year-old man was struck by lightning on Augusta Drive in Craft Farms Thursday afternoon. Officials say he was in cardiac arrest when they were transporting him. A medical helicopter could not be dispatched due to weather at the time. The mans condition is currently unknown. He was transported to South Baldwin Regional Medical Cen... more details
08/14/2019 - at construction site - 3 construction workerws, M, 0.0 - Injured - Iowa colony TX, USA
IOWA COLONY, Texas (KTRK) -- Three construction workers are recovering after being struck by lightning as a storm rolled through Wednesday night in Iowa Colony, located in Brazoria County. This happened around 8:20 p.m. as they worked on a home in the Sterling Lakes subdivision near Melmack and Acklen Run Drive. The Iowa Colony Fire Department says the crew was working in the garage when l... more details
08/09/2019 - jogging - Brandon Darby, M, 19.0 - Injured - Chatham NJ, USA
19-Year-Old Felt 'a Little Numb, a Little Tingly' After Surviving Lightning Strike While Running "The last thing he remembered was that he needed to get off the field as the storm was approaching," Brendan Darby's father said By Jason Duaine Hahn August 14, 2019 07:27 PM FB Twitter More Brendan Darby Brendan Darby A 19-year-old New Jersey man survived a lightning strike that le... more details
08/09/2019 - camping near tree - Racquel Williams-Rausch, F, 0.0 - Injured - Bitterroot MT, USA
MISSOULA, Mont.  Racquel Williams-Rausch used to love watching thunderstorms. "Its so beautiful in western Montana to see these lightning storms," she said. "Theyre our favorites and we just didn't think anything of it." Extended interview with Missoula woman who survived lightning strike Extended interview with Missoula woman who survived lightning strike That's why she wasn... more details
08/08/2019 - hiking - Don Harrington, 1 of 2, M, 0.0 - Injured - Jemez Springs NM, USA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)  Two Albuquerque men consider it a miracle they are both still here to tell their stories after getting struck while out on a hike. Although, a key difference in where they landed following the bolt has made each of their recoveries very different. I was in the storms way, said Bruce Ponder, who was struck last Saturday. The act of God stunned but did not stop Po... more details
08/08/2019 - hiking - Bruce Ponder, 2 of 2, M, 0.0 - Injured - Jemez Spring NM, USA
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08/04/2019 - near a recreational center - Kyle Brierley, M, 32.0 - Killed - Richardton ND, USA
RICHARDTON, N.D. - A 32-year-old Stark County man was killed by a lightning strike over the weekend, according to the Stark County Sheriffs Office. Lt. Eldon Mehrer says Kyle Brierley from Dickinson was found unresponsive Sunday behind his truck in Richardton. Deputies say the victim was in the area volunteering near a recreational center. The medical examiners preliminary report confirm... more details
08/04/2019 - under tree - Nick Williams, M, 28.0 - Injured - Pompano Beach FL, USA
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A Pompano Beach man remains unconscious days after being struck by lightning. Nick Williams was outside in the Leasureville community on Sunday, sitting under a tree in his wheelchair when he was hit by the lightning strike. MORE NEWS HEADLINES Lightning strike causes toilet to explode in Florida home Lightning strike in Wellington leaves group of roofers injured Man... more details
08/02/2019 - on beach - lifeguard, M, 0.0 - Injured - Jensen Beach FL, USA
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (CBS12)  A lifeguard was possibly hit by lightning Friday afternoon, Martin Fire Rescue said. It happened around 3:19 p.m. at Jensen Beach, according to fire officials. The call was made by the captain who happened to be on scene. The lifeguard was taken to Martin Memorial North with non life-threatening, officials said. It's not confirmed whether he was directly stru... more details
08/01/2019 - under a tree - man, 1 of 2, M, 31.0 - Injured - New Castle county DE, USA
Two Delaware men were seriously injured when they were struck by lightning. The Delaware News Journal reports a 31-year-old man went into cardiac arrest and a 37-year-old man was seriously hurt when the lightning struck a tree. ADVERTISEMENT NWS Mount Holly  @NWS_MountHolly A single lightning strike well away from a thunderstorm resulted in serious injuries yesterday in northern DE.... more details
07/31/2019 - on roof - Romelia Ramierz, 1 of 6, F, 20.0 - Killed - Wellington FL, USA
The other three victims brought to the hospital have been released, PBSO reports. WELLINGTON  A woman struck by lightning Wednesday remains in critical condition Friday afternoon, said the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office. The three other men brought to the hospital have been released, PBSO reports. The people hurt Tuesday were working on the roof of a townhome on Shakerwood Lane just ... more details
07/26/2019 - outside - girl scouts, 1 of 9, F, 15.0 - Injured - Ely MN, USA
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on the rescue of Girl Scouts from a remote Minnesota island: __ 12 p.m. Officials say none of the Girl Scouts who were rescued from a remote Minnesota island near the Canadian border overnight were directly struck by lightning, after all. The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines says in a Facebook post that all of the girls were back at t... more details
07/26/2019 - at construction site - man, M, 50.0 - Injured - Doral FL, USA
MIAMI (CBSMiami)  A construction worker has been rushed to a local hospital after being struck by lightning in Doral on Friday afternoon. It happened along 114th Avenue and 70th Street. Construction crews were working in the area, repaving the street when it happened. Investigators say the man is in his 50s and is being treated at Kendall Regional Trauma Center. There is no word on h... more details
07/25/2019 - at maintenance yard - mechanic, M, 0.0 - Injured - Bridgeport CA, USA
BRIDGEPORT, CA (KOLO)-- A mechanic working for a California Department of Transportation contractor was struck by lightning Thursday in Mono County, Caltrans spokeswoman Florene Trainor said. The mechanic was laughing and joking as he was loaded into an ambulance to be taken to a Reno hospital so the injuries did not seem life-threatening, Trainor said. The incident happened about 4:15 p.m. ... more details
07/21/2019 - outside on bike - Juniel Velez, M, 6.0 - Injured - Bethlehem PA, USA
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A young boy was injured on Sunday after a lightning strike in Bethlehem, Pa. It happened around 9:20 p.m. on the 800 block of Argus Court. A young boy was injured after he was reportedly struck by lightning on July 21, 2019. Lightning struck the sidewalk hitting 6-year-old Juniel Velez's bike while he played outside. The force from the lightning pu... more details
07/20/2019 - on beach - Garry Perks, 1 of 8 on beach, M, 32.0 - Killed - Clearwater FL, USA
Clearwater Beach, Fla.  Authorities say a lightning strike at a Gulf Coast beach in Florida left eight people hurt, one of them critically. Clearwater Deputy Fire Chief Marvin Pettingill told local media outlets the lightning strike occurred at Clearwater Beach after midday Sunday after lifeguards had left their towers because of bad weather. The reports said the man in critical condition took... more details
07/20/2019 - heading to car - 2 people, M, 0.0 - Injured - Smith Lake AL, USA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Two people were struck by lightning after a pop up thunderstorm at Smith Lake on Saturday. The storm occurred around 4:15 p.m. People began leaving the park for their cars when two people were hit by lightning. Both people were transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center. Their condition is not know at this time. Copyright 2019 WBRC. All rights reserved. ... more details
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