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06/09/2021 - leaving golf course - Michael Ward, M, 70.0 - Killed - Burlington county NJ, USA
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09/14/2019 - unknown - child, U, 12.0 - Killed - Bath county VA, USA
A 12-year-old died Sunday after being struck by lightning the day before, according to the Bath County Sheriffs Office. The lightning strike was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday in the Hot Springs area of the county, officials said. A Hot Springs Rescue Squad member reported the child had stopped breathing. 00:11 / 00:30 SKIP AD A medical airlift was requested, authoritie... more details
09/11/2019 - - man, M, 0.0 - Injured - Henry count VA, USA
HENRY COUNTY, Va. - A man in Henry County was struck by lightning Wednesday night, according to authorities. The man was taken to the hospital, but authorities say his condition is unknown at this time. The 911 call was made around 11 p.m.... more details
09/11/2019 - near car - state trooper, M, 37.0 - Injured - Sioux Falls SD, USA
A South Dakota Highway Patrol State Trooper was struck by lightning while helping a stranded driver on Interstate 29 Wednesday night. The State Department of Public Safety said the 37-year-old male trooper was standing outside the passenger side window of a stranded vehicle when he heard a loud crack, saw a bright light and involuntarily jumped into the air. The trooper reported feeling a shock... more details
09/11/2019 - at power plant - contractor, M, 0.0 - Injured - Victoria TX, USA
VICTORIA, Texas - The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office confirmed a worker at Formosa was hit by lightning around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Point Comfort. It happened east of the main Formosa Area at the CSB Power Plant. The worker was taken to Citizens. At last report the worker was alive. Steve Marwitz, with Formosa Communications Department, said a lightning related incident occurred Wednesday afte... more details
08/28/2019 - running race - Thomas Stanley, M, 33.0 - Killed - Independance KA, USA
An American runner has died after being struck by lightning as he neared the finish line of a 50km race in Kansas. Other athletes desperately tried to revive Thomas Stanley, 33, but died from his injuries, police said. In a Facebook post, the organisers of the race wrote: "His family says that the chances of being killed by a lightning strike are about one in a million, and Thomas was truly a on... more details
08/28/2019 - running race - Thomas Stanley, M, 33.0 - Killed - Independance KS, USA
An American runner has died after being struck by lightning as he neared the finish line of a 50km race in Kansas. Other athletes desperately tried to revive Thomas Stanley, 33, but died from his injuries, police said. In a Facebook post, the organisers of the race wrote: "His family says that the chances of being killed by a lightning strike are about one in a million, and Thomas was truly a on... more details
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
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