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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
07/20/2019 - on a boat - Richard Eberhardt, M, 65.0 - Killed - Bremen IN, USA
The Marshall County Coroner was contacted by the Marshall County Sheriffs Department at 8:32 P.M. Saturday, July 20, for a 65 year male that was struck by lightning and had died. Richard Eberhardt and a special friend were on a pontoon on Lake of the Woods, when a strong storm blew in. As the two were trying to get to shore there were several strikes of lightning in the area. One of the lightn... more details
07/20/2019 - running to shelter - boy watching soccr, M, 16.0 - Injured - Aurora IL, USA
AURORA, Ill. (WICS/WCCU)  A 16-year-old teen is recovering after being struck by lightning while watching a soccer game. The incident happened Sunday near Aurora, Ill. Officials evacuated the crowds as storms moved in. A witness described what happened as the teen ran for shelter. "As they were running, lightning hit," Witness Rafhael Moreno said. "Smoke came up and he just went s... more details
07/15/2019 - in parking lot of airport - Paul Beaupre, M, 0.0 - Injured - Jackson WY, USA
A doctor in Wyoming who drove through a storm to pick his son up at the airport didnt realize he had been struck by lightning until two days later, when he finally went to the hospital for growing pain in his face and chest. I saw a big flash of light, Paul Beaupre, who was walking in se... more details
07/15/2019 - fishing - boys fishing 1 of 2, M, 0.0 - Injured - Outer banks NC, USA
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07/14/2019 - hiking - Peter Jornroth, 1 of 2, M, 36.0 - Killed - Boulder county CO, USA
eamDAF/iStock(BOULDER, Colo.)  A man was killed and his wife was injured when he was struck by lightning as they hiked in Colorado on Sunday. The couple was on the Bear Creek Trail on Flagstaff Mountain when the bolt struck him around 1 p.m., according to the Boulder County Sheriffs Office. Another hiker spotted the couple an alerted authorities. Initial investigations from the scene show ... more details
07/13/2019 - - man, M, 70.0 - Injured - Lauderdale county AL, USA
A 70-year-old man was being treated Saturday after being struck by lightning in Lauderdale County, authorities said. The mans identity was not released but officials confirmed he was taken to North Alabama Medical Center. Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan said the man was conscious while being treated at the scene. The incident occurred in the 4000 ... more details
07/05/2019 - camping near tree - unknown, M, 0.0 - Injured - Watkins Glen NY, USA
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) A few people are recovering after being struck by lightning, Friday night. Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman said that a group of campers was struck by lightning at Watkins Glen State Park. Yessman added they were injured, but their injuries were not fatal. ... more details
07/04/2019 - on shore line near tree - Ryan Gamble, 1 of 12, M, 0.0 - Killed - Lawshe Plantation SC, USA
Ryan Gamble, of Andrews, was identified by Georgetown County Deputy Coroner Chase Ridgeway as being the victim of the incident. Lightning hit a tree near Lawshe Plantation in Georgetown County on Thursday afternoon, according to Georgetown County Battalion Chief David Geney. The lightning struck a tree on shore next to the river, Geney explained to WCSC. The strike injured as many as a dozen... more details
06/30/2019 - on mountain trail - 1 of 8, M, 0.0 - Injured - Douglas couty CO, USA
DOUGLAS COUNTY  Eight people were injured, one critically, after lightning struck near a group of hikers at Devils Head Sunday afternoon. The Larkspur Fire Department said the group of eight people was hiking near the Devils Head Lookout at the summit around 3 p.m. when the lightning strike occurred. Ryan Smedra, the incident commander for Jackson 105 Fire Protection District, said the st... more details
06/25/2019 - in back of pick up truck - Neziah Ki-Lusi, M, 10.0 - Injured - Honolulu HI, USA
By Dillon Ancheta | June 25, 2019 at 6:59 PM HST - Updated June 26 at 9:39 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three people were struck by lightning during severe weather Tuesday night, in a rare occurrence that prompted city officials to urge residents to take extra precautions during thundershowers. Those injured include a 10-year-old boy  Neziah Ki-lusi  who was struck while riding in the... more details
06/25/2019 - at airport - 1 of 2 airport workers, U, 0.0 - Injured - Honolulu HI, USA
y Dillon Ancheta | June 25, 2019 at 6:59 PM HST - Updated June 26 at 9:39 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three people were struck by lightning during severe weather Tuesday night, in a rare occurrence that prompted city officials to urge residents to take extra precautions during thundershowers. Those injured include a 10-year-old boy  Neziah Ki-lusi  who was struck while riding in the ... more details
06/25/2019 - - 2 of 2, U, 0.0 - unknown - Honolulu HI, USA
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06/25/2019 - on headset in call center - call center employee, U, 0.0 - Injured - San Antonio TX, USA
SAN ANTONIO  Employees of the Centene Call Center at the 10000 block of Highway 151 all got an unexpected shock Monday afternoon. According to one of the employees, a nearby lightning strike when the storm rolled in caused some of the employees wearing headsets to "feel something." EMS was called to have the employees checked out. ADVERTISING It appears that a building surge caused so... more details
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