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Thu, 08/11/2011 05:00 PM Injured 3 of 8 @ seaworld  0.0  Orlando FL 
 USA 
  in patio area at seaworld    Amusement Park,Deck,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Thu, 08/11/2011 05:00 PM Injured 7 of 8 @ seaworld  0.0  Orlando FL 
 USA 
  in patio area at seaworld    Amusement Park,Deck,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Tue, 08/09/2011 03:00 PM Injured man   45.0  West Nyack NY 
 USA 
  working at rock quarry    Outside 
Man struck by lightning in West Nyack WEST NYACK  Police in Rockland County say a 45-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by lightning during the mid-afternoon storms Tuesday. It happened at the Tilcon Rock quarry in West Nyack. Clarkstown police say the man is a worker at the quarry. A bolt of lightning hit him in his right, upper arm. Paramedics found the victim conscious and alert, but with an entry and exit wound on his arm. After exiting the victim, witnesses say the lightning hit the ground. The man was taken to Nyack Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Tue, 08/09/2011 08:15 PM Injured Fred Waters  41.0  Westfield Twp OH 
 USA 
  in garage    Garage with door open,Indirect,Indoors 
Lightning hits man inside Westfield Twp. home Filed by Steve Grazier August 11th, 2011 in News. Print this story Read comments and discuss this story WESTFIELD TWP.  A 41-year-old township man was struck by lightning Tuesday night while inside his residence. A bolt of lightning reportedly went through a glass door or window while Fred Waters was inside the home, according to Rich Fletcher, the Westfield Township fire chief. Waters home is at 5355 Kennard Road. Rescuers from the Westfield Township Fire & Rescue agency arrived at the house about 8:15 p.m. and found Waters alert and oriented, Fletcher said. The chief said Waters was in his garage when five medical personnel arrived. Waters was transported to Medina Hospital. In this situation, you take precautions and treat any injuries, Fletcher said. You check vital signs to see if theyre normal and administer oxygen if necessary. A Medina Hospital spokeswoman said Waters was in stable condition Wednesday night. According to the National Weather Service, lightning killed an average of 58 people a year between 1979 and 2008. Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.
Tue, 08/09/2011 03:00 PM Injured man   45.0  West Nyack NY 
 USA 
  working at rock quarry    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Man struck by lightning in West Nyack WEST NYACK  Police in Rockland County say a 45-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by lightning during the mid-afternoon storms Tuesday. It happened at the Tilcon Rock quarry in West Nyack. Clarkstown police say the man is a worker at the quarry. A bolt of lightning hit him in his right, upper arm. Paramedics found the victim conscious and alert, but with an entry and exit wound on his arm. After exiting the victim, witnesses say the lightning hit the ground. The man was taken to Nyack Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Mon, 08/08/2011 09:00 AM Killed William Niel Arnold  71.0  Rector AR 
 USA 
  chopping cotton    Farming,Field,Outside,Work 
Clay County man dies after lightning strike Posted: Aug 08, 2011 3:27 PM Updated: Aug 08, 2011 3:27 PM MOST POPULAR STORIES Body of missing teen found at Buford Beach Region 8 man arrested in prostitution bust Police ask for help in finding missing 3-year-old $45,000 offered in search for missing pre-schooler Deputies: Teen's shooting death appears accidental Police arrest third suspect in Paragould bank robbery Johnny Cash's sideman Marshall Grant dies in AR Region 8 woman charged with two counts of falsifying information Clay County man dies after lightning strike Multiple agencies land five people in jail for Paragould bank robbery TOP NEWS THIS HOUR This Hour: Latest Arkansas news, sports, business and entertainment This Hour: Latest Missouri news, sports, business and entertainment This Hour: Latest Tennessee news, sports, business and entertainment RECTOR, AR (KAIT)  According to Clay County Sheriff Gerald McClung, a 71-year-old man has died after a lightning strike. McClung told Region 8 News the Sheriff's Department received a call around 9 a.m. that William "Niel" Arnold was struck by lightning while chopping cotton east of Rector. Witnesses said they were working out in the field, saw a flash of light, and watched Arnold fall said McClung. Clay County Coroner pronounced Arnold dead at the scene. Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved
Sun, 08/07/2011 05:30 PM Killed landslide started by lightning  0.0  Cameron Highlands  
 Malaysia 
      Science 
Villagers accept mishap as God's will Posted on 8 August 2011 - 08:29pm Charles Ramendran CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Aug 8, 2011): Evacuees at the landslide relief centre, when approached by theSun spoke on the tragedy which they said would remain etched in their minds for a long time. "The weather has been dry for the past four months. We had no heavy rainfall until Wednesday. At 3pm it started and it rained heavily for more than an hour. "At 5.30pm, when I was with my family at home, there was a loud explosion and there it was, tonnes of soil crashing down the hill. We shouted for help to warn our neighbours but it was all over in a minute. "The houses were buried and our neighbours buried. We have never seen something like this before but maybe its God's will," said Ballas Bapin, a 73-year-old Semai and former Cameron Highlands Municipal Council worker. Ballas who has lived in the village since he was a young boy said among those killed in the tragedy were his relatives. "We hope the authorities will provide us with new housing, we hope so but if they do not give it to us, what can we do but continue living in danger," he said. Another villager, 41-year-old Harun Bahsoon said just before the hillslope collapsed, he saw a bolt of lightning hitting the hill. "It was a creepy kind of an explosion when the soil came down. I rushed out of my house with my wife and four children to help save those buried. Other villagers joined in. It was raining heavily and we ourselves were standing in waist deep mud and soil while trying to pull the victims out. "We managed to pull three people out. Two of them survived but the third person, a man in his 80's, was gasping to breathe. He died within minutes after the medical team arrived at the scene," said Harun who suffered a swollen leg after he slipped and fell while helping save those who were trapped. He said the dead man was not from the village but had arrived from another town. He had been staying with his son and family as he was receiving medical treatment at the Tanah Rata Hospital. "We are so afraid to return home now after this tragedy. We hope the government will provide us with a house on flat land and not next to hillslopes," said Harun who works for the Health Ministry. It was heartwarming to learn that Harun, Ballas and all other evacuees who spoke appeared calm and accepted their ill-fate as God's will.
Sun, 08/07/2011 03:00 PM Injured Travis Lamperski  33.0  Indian River Lagoon FL 
 USA 
  driving a 17' boat  N/A  Boat,Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Direct hit,On Water,Outside,Salt Water,Water 
Boater hospitalized after lightning strike in Indian River Lagoon By Elliott Jones Posted August 8, 2011 at 8:09 p.m. EmailDiscussShare »PrintAAA SEBASTIAN  A Port Orange man in early 30s was hospitalized after being struck by lightning while boating with his wife and father in the Indian River Lagoon on Sunday afternoon, officials said. Travis Lamperski was holding the steering wheel of the 17-foot fiberglass boat's steering wheel when lightning stuck about 3 p.m., burning both of his forearms and causing him to collapse unconscious to the bottom of the boat, said Brian Burkeen, assistant chief of Indian River County Fire Rescue. The survivors were able to get the boat to shore. When police arrived, a man from Vero Beach and a woman from Micco were frantically performing CPR on Lamperski on a dock near Suzy's Tiki bar at the Main Street Boat Ramp. Officers used an AED to revive his pulse and breathing. Then he became verbally confused and combative, Burkeen said. Finally the man was evacuated by air to Orlando. Lamperski's wife, Shelley Lamperski, told officers she and her father-in-law, Richard Lamperski, of Micco, were in the front of the boat "when they heard a loud noise and when they looked behind they saw Travis lying back with his arms out, apparently lifeless," according to a police report. Police quoted witnesses as saying they saw a lightning bolt come down and it directly struck Travis Lamperski as the boat was between the landing and an island. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but officials said they did not have a condition for him Monday evening. He was the only one injured, but Richard Lamperski told of hearing a loud ringing in his ears. Neither Richard Lamperski nor his daughter-in-law could be reached for comment. © 2011 TCPalm. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. By Elliott Jones, TCPalm.com 8:03 p.m. EDT, August 12, 2011 SEBASTIAN  Shelly Lamperski pounded on her husband's chest as their boat circled in the Indian River Lagoon just after a rogue lightning bolt struck him mid-afternoon on Sunday. She repeatedly said, "Don't leave me. Don't leave," according to family members. But Travis Lamperski did, for a while. The jolt of electricity stopped his breathing and heart. It damaged an ear drum and a kidney. He turned pale. His eyes were closed. Video: Man set to testify in gang trial found shot dead (WPTV) Within minutes, he was put on a dock at Suzy's Tiki Bar and a bystander, Barb Milligan, a nurse from Sebastian, performed CPR until his pulse resumed. Emergency personnel rushed the unconscious man to Sebastian River Medical Center. Then he was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The day had begun merrily with lots of chatter. Shelly and Travis Lamperski were visiting from Pittsburgh, where he works as a chiropractor. And his father Richard Lamperski, of Micco, excitedly took them for an outing in his new boat, a 17-foot outboard. They went to the Sebastian Inlet and ate lunch. Then they noticed storm clouds in the distance and decided to play it safe and head back to a dock by Suzy's Tiki Bar on Indian River Drive where Richard Lamperski works. "We laughed about how we missed the storm," he said. In sight of the dock, a single lightning bolt struck about 3 p.m. The bolt hit 30 feet from Travis Lamperski and passed through the water. The boat was fiberglass. But the current went through the boat's motor, metal steering cables and into the wheel he held, instantly knocking him out. His wife was in the front of the 17-foot boat at the time the lightning hit. When she turned around, her 34-year-old husband was just sitting motionless with his arms stretched outright, "like Jesus," his father said. As his father recalled, Shelly Lamperski emotionally pleaded, "Don't leave me. I love you. We have [an 18-month-old] daughter." And she pounded his chest. Each year, lightning kills about 25 people in the United States and many more are severely injured, according to federal reports. And Central Florida is known as the nation's lightning capital. Richard Lamperski remained level-headed. He took the steering wheel of the outboard boat, which was going in circles. He gunned the engine and headed for dock at Suzy's Tiki Bar. He kept yelling, "Call 911, call 911." People rushed out and lifted Travis Lamperski onto the dock and Milligan began CPR. "She brought my son back to life." Richard Lamperski said, "He was dead. I am so grateful for what she did." Travis Lamperski has regained most of his consciousness, but he has no memory of what happened, according to his family. All he recalls is being in a boat and then in Orlando. He is joking "about how the lightning bolt gave him super powers," his father said. And the father jokes about naming his boat "Lucky Strike."
Fri, 08/05/2011 12:00 PM Killed mother, daughter killed 2 injured  0.0  Varanasi  
 India 
  at temple    Outside 
Mother, daughter struck by lightning TNN Aug 5, 2011, 11.26pm IST VARANASI: A woman and her daughter were killed after struck by sky lightning in Gopalpur village under Dokati police station in Ballia district on Friday. According to reports, a woman, Usha (48), along with her daughter Puja (22) had gone to a Shiva temple in the village to offer prayers. They were struck by lightning while performing rituals at the temple. They died on the spot while two others, including the priest and a girl, were injured seriously. The injured persons were admitted to hospital.
Fri, 08/05/2011 09:20 AM Killed Peggy Louise White  78.0  Warsaw MO 
 USA 
  at boat ramp    Boat,Dock/Pier/Jetty,Near Water,Outside 
Lightning Strike Kills Local Warsaw Resident Friday, August 12, 2011 3:01 PM CDT Early on the morning of August 5, 2011, disaster hit close to home when 78 year old Peggy Louise White, of Warsaw, was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm that passed through town. The Benton County Sheriffs Department received the call at 9:20 AM, reporting that someone had been hit by a lightning strike at the Shawnee Bend boat ramp. Once police had arrived, they pronounced the victim dead on the scene, as a result of terminal injuries sustained in the accident. According to the sheriffs department, the victim was standing on the courtesy dock next to the boat ramp, while helping someone pull a boat out of the water, when the lightning bolt struck. Reports by the United States National Weather Service indicate that lightning claims the lives of 73 people every year, with the highest ever recorded in the United States being 102. In Missouri, two fatal strikes have been reported this year so far, which is equal to or greater than any other state in 2011.
Fri, 08/05/2011 05:00 PM Injured firefighter  0.0  Onslow County NC 
 USA 
  on fire call    Fighting Fires,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Water,Work 
Lightning Hits Firefighter, Sparks Two House Fires POSTED: 11:28 pm EDT August 6, 2011 Courtesy: Greg Jeppson ONSLOW COUNTY -- A Half Moon volunteer firefighter was indirectly hit by lightning while on the scene of a fire in Onslow County Saturday, according to the department's chief. The man was at a fire call on Winter Place; it was sparked by a separate lightning strike. As far as the firefighter's injury, lightning hit groundwater before traveling through flood waters to shock the man, the chief said. That firefighter was taken to a local hospital but should be OK. In all, lightning hit three homes in the Half Moon area Saturday afternoon about 5 p.m.; two of the homes caught fire. The home pictured, on the 400 block of Hunting Green Drive, is a total loss. A firefighter was injured on that scene when she fell and broke her arm, the chief said.
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Injured 3 of 6   0.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Injured 6 of 6   0.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Grand Canyon,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Injured 5 of 6   0.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Grand Canyon,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Injured 4 of 6   0.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Grand Canyon,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 04:00 PM Killed 4 soldiers killed 10 injured  0.0  Teorama  
 Columbia 
  outside patrolling drug infested area    Ground Strike,Indirect,Military,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 09:00 AM Killed 1 killed 3 injured  0.0  Ottawa  
 Canada 
  in a tent    Camping,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Tent 
Lightning strike kills camper near Hawkesbury Updated: Sun Sep. 04 2011 2:24:23 PM ctvottawa.ca A man was killed by a lightning strike Sunday as he slept in a tent with his family east of Ottawa. Hawkesbury OPP said a severe thunderstorm was happening near Alfred-Plantagenet, Ont., shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday when a lightning bolt hit a tree at the Whispering Pines Campground. Investigators said they believe the bolt then hit the tents that were planted nearby, severely injuring a 26-year-old man who was sleeping inside by his 14-month-old son and her mother. He was unconscious after the strike and taken by ambulance to the Hawkesbury General Hospital, where police said he died of his injuries. The wife and son, as well as a 44-year-old female who was in another tent, all suffered minor injuries but have since been released from hospital. Hawkesbury OPP said they are still investigating the incident, with help from the OPP identification unit. The man's body has been taken to the Ottawa General Hospital for a post-mortem.
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Injured 2 of 6   0.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
Thu, 08/04/2011 01:45 PM Killed german tourist 1 of 6  64.0  Grand Canyon National Park AZ 
 USA 
  on south rim of grand canyon    Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
FREDONIA, Ariz., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A 64-year-old German national was killed and five others injured after a lightning strike on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, officials said. By the time park rangers arrived on the scene, members of the vacationing party were performing CPR on the woman, who was later declared dead, KCSG-TV of St. George, Utah, reported. The incident happened about 1:45 p.m. Thursday near the Mohave viewing area at Grand Canyon National Park, the Northern Arizona News reported. Five members of the dead woman's party were injured and taken to the park's Emergency Operations Center, where they were treated. The dead woman's name wasn't immediately available, the report said. Weather officials said if the sound of thunder occurs within 30 seconds of a lightning flash, people should take cover. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/05/One-dead-five-hurt-in-lightning-strike/UPI-11681312559950/#ixzz1UHreL6iX
Thu, 08/04/2011 03:30 AM Killed man fishing  40.0  West Chester OH 
 USA 
  fishing     fishing,Outside 
Man killed by lightning strike while fishing Posted: Sep 04, 2011 2:07 PM Updated: Sep 04, 2011 2:07 PM By Michel Mason - email MORE LOCAL NEWS Storm leaves behind damage and knocks out power Man killed by lightning strike while fishing Deputies search for two escaped inmates Arrest made in Covington death investigation Severe weather plans in place for riverfest WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A man dies in West Chester after he's struck by lightning. Police officers were called to the 9000 block of Allen Road just before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. They found a 40-year-old man unresponsive. Police say he had been fishing when he was struck by lightning. The man's friend called for help, but attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Butler County Coroner's office was called to the scene. The name of the victim is not being released until his family is notified. FOX19 will update this story when new information becomes available. Copyright 2011 FOX19. All Rights Reserved. Unrated
Wed, 08/03/2011 12:00 PM Killed Kurt Stolba  57.0  Black Hills SD 
 USA 
  on a motorcycle    Direct hit,Motorcycle,Road 
Motorcyclist struck by lightning on I-90 Wednesday, 03 August 2011 21:41 A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday evening after being struck by lightning on Interstate 90 near mile marker 95. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 57yearold Kurt Stolba of Wilton, Iowa, was struck by lightning while he was riding eastbound. The patrol says he then drove into a guardrail and was thrown from the bike. Julie Oberlander
Tue, 08/02/2011 12:00 PM Injured 2 people   0.0  Halifax Nova Scotia 
 Canada 
       
Two people in Halifax were struck by lightning Tuesday night during a severe thunder and lightning storm. They were struck by one of 20,000 bolts that hit Nova Scotia and the coastal area over the course of several hours. Capital Health said both people were taken to Dartmouth General Hospital  one was released and the other was transferred to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. It's not clear if that person has been released. The two patients were brought in about one hour apart  one at 9 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. Environment Canada says more than 2 million strikes are counted across Canada every year. "Those lightning strikes generally cause about 10 deaths during a year and will injure about 160 other people," said Jean-Marc Couturier for Environment Canada. With two people injured in Tuesday night's storm, he said it could easily have been much worse. "That's a pretty good ratio considering the night. There could have been a lot more people out there as well if it would have happened during the afternoon for instance," said Couturier. According to Environment Canada, the safest place to be in a thunderstorm is indoors. As soon as you hear thunder, head inside. The next best place is in your car, but make sure it's not parked near any trees. If you can't get inside, make sure you stay away from tall trees, lamp posts, water or anything that conducts electricity.
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured 6 of 6   0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured 1 of 6  0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
6 workers shaken by Waite Park lightning strike WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP)  Six employees of a Waite Park company are under observation after a lightning strike near their workplace. By: Associated Press, INFORUM SendPrint Wireless By George ACTIVATE A NEW at&t LINE WITH A 2-YEAR COMMITMENT AND RECEIVE $30 IN FREE ACCESSORIES!! SendPrint Wireless By George ACTIVATE A NEW at&t LINE WITH A 2-YEAR COMMITMENT AND RECEIVE $30 IN FREE ACCESSORIES!! SendPrint Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Thursday is Senior Day 10% off Labor SendPrint Gateway Chevrolet Cadillac Think Gateway for TIRES - FREE shuttle service SendPrint CORWIN TOYOTA Tuesday is Ladies Day 10% off Labor SendPrint Nodak Store Poulan Pro Lawn Tractor 42" Deck Only $1,199.99 SendPrint Jamestown College Click Here to Start Your Journey to Success SendPrint Corwin Honda Tuesday is Ladies Day 10% off Labor SendPrint Wireless By George ACTIVATE A NEW at&t LINE WITH A 2-YEAR COMMITMENT AND RECEIVE $30 IN FREE ACCESSORIES!! SendPrint Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Tuesday is Ladies Day 10% off Labor view all offers | sign up for email offers | add your business WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP)  Six employees of a Waite Park company are under observation after a lightning strike near their workplace. The lightning struck about 10 a.m. Monday near the Hardrives Inc. Redi-Mix and pre-cast concrete facility. Hardrives safety coordinator Brian Knutson tells KNSI-AM it's unclear exactly where the lightning hit, but it was close enough to shock and frighten six workers inside the company's building. Knutson says apparently no one was seriously injured, but the six were being taken to a hospital for an examination as a precaution. Hardrives is a government, commercial and residential paving contractor that does highway construction and repair as well as other paving work. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured 5 o 6   0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured Gerry Lucas 4 of 6   0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility  N/A  Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Minn. man: 'Lightning strike knocked me to my knees' 7:14 AM, Aug 3, 2011 | comments Twitter Facebook Share Email Print - AAA + Written by Scott Seroka FILED UNDER Local News Related Links Lightning apparently causes Wis. cabin fire If pace continues, drownings in Minn. could reach record level ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Gerry Lucas agreed to a television interview, figuring it couldn't be all that scary. It was precisely 24 hours after he was hit by lightning while working at a job site in Waite Park. "The lightning hit the building and I just saw a big blue light and it kind of felt like someone pushed me and then I kind of stumbled over 10 feet and dropped to my knees," he recalled from his bed at St. Cloud Hospital. "I was, just like, paralyzed. I couldn't move but I could hear what was going on. It was a helluva jolt," he explained. That buidling he was in was a work shed. Lucas guesses he was about a couple of feet from where the bolt actually landed. He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Jerry Lemke was about 500 yards from the site, working inside the concrete building of Power Components, Inc. "Extremely loud crack, it was like a bomb going off. It cracked and it shook the ground," Lemke said. Lucas says the jolt knocked him to his knees and then he started shaking. He couldn't control his legs for a few moments and he started to feel extremely hot. Doctors were monitoring his elevated blood pressure a day later and expected to release him late in the afternoon. Lucas says he was still feeling a little weak but hoped to be back on the job Wednesday. He realizes he's pretty lucky. In 2004, he was wearing a helmet, doing masonary work, when a co-worker accidently dropped a block on his head. His neck was fused. He survived bypass surgery a few years later, and now he's survived a lightning strike. "You know what they say. Your chances are better at getting hit by lightning than winning the lottery. I would like to prove that I could do both." Lucas sent his wife home from the hospital, and asked her to buy some lotto tickets.
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured 3 of 6  0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Mon, 08/01/2011 10:00 AM Injured 2 of 6  0.0  Waite Park MN 
 USA 
  working at concrete facility    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
Mon, 08/01/2011 unknown man   32.0  Sandy Hook NJ 
 USA 
  leaving the water  N/A  Beach,Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Critical,In Water,Outside,Salt Water 
Man struck by lightning still in critical condition WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 BY MATTHEW MALYSA STAFF WRITER THE RECORD PRINT | E-MAIL A Passaic man who was struck by lightning Monday evening in Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook remained in critical condition at Monmouth Medical Center on Tuesday evening. The man, whose name hasn't been released, was struck when a severe thunderstorm suddenly overtook the Sandy Hook area, officials said. "Had we had an advanced warning about the weather, we would have evacuated all of our beaches," said John Warren, a spokesman with the Gateway National Recreation Area, who said the park staff monitors the National Weather Service for storm warnings and clears beaches as necessary. Warren said the 32year-old victim had just come out of the water, on a beach that wasn't attended by a lifeguard, when he was struck. Relatives who were on the beach rushed to his side to perform CPR but were unable to resuscitate him, Warren said. Emergency personnel who arrived at the scene with a defibrillator jolted the man back to life and transported him by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center. "When the call came in, our law enforcement rangers and other staff responded to the scene quickly and efficiently  they did what they are trained to do and they were terrific at it," said Warren. Warren said that is imperative that beachgoers understand the dangers associated with being in the water or out in the open during a thunderstorm. "This is not the first time that someone has been struck by lightning on our beach  the beach is not a safe a place to be during a thunderstorm," said Warren. The best thing to do in the event of a thunderstorm is to rush to the nearest shelter whether it's a car or something closer, he said. The victim and his family were in the process of leaving the beach to seek shelter but were unable to avoid the lightning, Warren said. "Everything the victim appeared to be doing at the time of the incident appeared safe  this was literally an act of nature," said Warren, who explained that the unexpected is exactly why lifeguard protected beaches are the safest option. While the man and his family were on an unprotected beach, lifeguards were still present at adjacent beaches and rushed to his aid. "All we can do now is hope for the best," said Warren. E-mail: malysa@northjersey.com VideoPhoto Marketplace Ads Guy Struck By Lightning Updated: Monday, 01 Aug 2011, 11:03 PM EDT Published : Monday, 01 Aug 2011, 10:48 PM EDT Staff Reporter, Joel Waldman, MY9TV.COM MY9TV.COM - A beach-goer was struck by lightning during the storms that blew through. He was in the water off Sandy Hook when it happened. Joel Waldman has the story.
Sun, 07/31/2011 09:30 PM Injured woman   21.0  Sanger CA 
 USA 
  standing in home  N/A  Indirect,Indoors 
Sanger Woman Struck By Lightning By KSEE News July 31, 2011 Updated Aug 1, 2011 at 12:41 PM PDT A lightning strike sent one woman to the hospital Sunday. It happened in Sanger around 9:30 Sunday morning. KSEE 24 has un-confirmed reports the victim was a 21 year old woman. She was taken to the hospital and her condition is unknown. Sanger - Rolling thunder and flashes of lightning took over the Valley skies Sunday as a brief storm rolled through. During the storm, a 21-year-old woman in Sanger was struck by lightning. Firefighters say the woman was standing inside her home on the 700 block of Edgar Avenue, when a lightning bolt found its way through an open door and struck her. The woman was rushed to the hospital, was treated and released. According to the National Weather Service the odds of getting struck by lightning in a given year, are one in a million. And the odds of getting struck by lightning in a lifetime one in ten thousand. In the U.S. about 40 people die every year from lightning strikes and about 360 get hurt by lightning every year. Those who survive can expect to experience symptoms such as short term memory, problems multi-tasking and even personality change.
Sun, 07/31/2011 03:00 PM Killed Bobby Broadus  41.0  Pascagoula MS 
 USA 
  fishing on a pier  N/A  Dock/Pier/Jetty,fishing,Near Water,Outside,Water 
m CST Police said 41-year-old Bobby Broadus was killed Sunday on Beach Park Pier. PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - A Pascagoula man fishing on a pier is dead following a lightning strike. Police said 41-year-old Bobby Broadus was killed Sunday on Beach Park Pier. The National Weather Service said it was the first lightning death in Mississippi in two years. The agency said at least 14 people have been killed by lightning nationwide this year. The average number of lightning deaths each year in this country has fallen from more than 72 a year in the 1980s to about 60 in the 1990s and about 40 in this century Lightning victim was fishing when hit Posted: Jul 31, 2011 5:30 PM Updated: Jul 31, 2011 9:15 PM Most Popular Stories Lightning victim was fishing when hit Gulfport mom shares pain after losing husband, two sons in fire Officials identify person killed in I-59 accident Father, son find giant jellyfish Shoppers: Tax free weekend is great, but... 'Dead' man wakes up in morgue La. troopers: Dad sleeps while 8-year-old drives Jackson Co. comes together to help save a little girl's life La. troopers: Hattiesburg dad sleeps while 8-year-old drives Doctor & six others accused of peddling pills PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A Pascagoula man died Sunday after he was struck by lightning. According to Pascagoula Lt. Shannon Massey, Bobby Broadus, 41 died at around 3 p.m. while fishing. According to Pascagoula police, Broadus was casting a net off of Beach Pier when he was struck by lightning. Copyright 2011 WLOX. All rights reserved. Memorial set for Bobby Broadus; fisherman killed by lightning bolt, found still clinging to cast net Published: Friday, August 05, 2011, 10:53 AM Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 11:01 AM By Susan Ruddiman Follow 6 Share Email Print This wooden memorial, which proclaims "In Loving Memory of Bobby Broadus," was erected on Beach Park Pier in Pascagoula at the spot where Broadus was killed by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon. The family has opened an account at M&M Bank to help defray expenses. (CREG STEPHENSON/Press-Register) PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Bobby Broadus, 41, was busy catching fish to take home for dinner when lightning struck and killed him around 3 p.m. Sunday. "He did his fishing with a net and would catch mullet and whatever in the net. He was going to catch me some fish," said his sister-in-law, Tonya Broadus. According to the Pascagoula Police Department, Broadus was on Beach Park Pier fishing with friends. When inclement weather approached, the friends left the pier, while Broadus remained. A witness at the end of the pier saw lightning strike Broadus. By the time that emergency medical crews arrived, Broadus was deceased with the cast net still in his hand. Broadus had been living for the past month with his brother, Jerry Broadus, and his sister-in-law at their Helena home. The brothers did construction work and had just gotten a job to renovate five homes in Grand Bay, Tonya Broadus said. FYI  WHAT: Memorial service for Bobby Broadus  WHEN: Sunday starting at 2 p.m.  WHERE: Home of Jerry and Tonya Broadus, 10250 Pollock Ferry Road, Helena  INFO: Donations to cover expenses can be made to any Merchants & Marine Bank branch, account number 29659392 Bobby Broadus did not have insurance, Tonya Broadus said. A fund has been set up at Merchants & Marine Bank, account number 29659392, to help defray funeral expenses. Jerry and Tonya Broadus will host a memorial service at their home starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. "Bobby would do work for me sometimes. He would do anything for you," said family friend Sue Parker. "He was so sweet." "The memories I have of him will stay with me for the rest of my life. He always had a Pepsi-Cola in his hand. That was his favorite drink," Tonya Broadus said. "He always had a smile on his face and was telling jokes, picking on me and anybody." Bobby Broadus was the son of Verna Catherine Broadus and the late William Hiram Broadus. He is survived by one child, four stepchildren and two grandchildren, according to Tonya Broadus.
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured woman   31.0  Manila  
 Phillippines 
      Outside 
Woman survives lightning strike abs-cbnNEWS.com Posted at 07/30/2011 9:52 PM | Updated as of 07/30/2011 9:52 PM MANILA, Philippines  A 31-year-old woman was hit by lightning on Friday but miraculously survived. Ronnie Acob, a resident of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, said she was standing at the side of the road when she was hit by lightning, knocking her unconscious. When Acob came to her senses, she was already in a hospital. She sustained wounds in her stomach because of the incident, but was released from the hospital Saturday morning. It was the third time a resident from Ilocos Norte was struck by lightning. The first 2 incidents resulted to the deaths of 2 farmers. -- Report from Dianne Dy, ABS-CBN Ilocos
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Killed Lindsey Smith 1 of 3 on canoe  20.0  Pulaski County MO  
 USA 
  in a canoe on the Gasconade River  N/A  Boat,Cardiac Arrest,Indirect,On Water,Outside,Water 
Woman On Canoe Killed After Lightning Strike Saturday, July 30, 2011 A woman Missouri is dead after a lightning strike on the Gasconade River. The Highway Patrol says it happened in Pulaski County. Troopers say the woman was in a canoe with two men, all of them injured by lightning. She died at the scene, and the men are listed as stable in a nearby hospital. Other sources tell KTTS News that the woman is from Fair Grove and 20 years old. Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011 4:08 pm | Steve Puckett stevep@buffaloreflex.com | 0 comments The Fair Grove community is rallying around the family and friends of one of its own following the death of Lindsay Smith, 20, who is a 2009 graduate of Fair Grove High School. According to Pulaski County coroner Mikel Hartness, at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, on the Gasconade River about a half mile downstream from Gasconade Hills Resort, Smith was one of three canoeists to suffer an indirect lightning strike. Hartness could not comment on the condition of the other two people, whose names have not been released as of press time, but confirmed that at 3:30 p.m. Saturday he pronounced Smith dead at the scene due to cardiac arythmia. She was in that blast area, he said, explaining that Smith, although not directly hit by the lightning, was rendered unconscious at the moment of the strike. We have a counseling support system in place at Fair Grove, and we want to let people know that this is available even before school starts on Aug. 11, said Mike Bell, high school principal, who added that counseling is available to students and faculty members alike. Lindsays mother, Tracy, is the secretary in the main office of the high school. Bell said that Lindsay was an outgoing student with a great personality and was involved in many activities, including FFA and volleyball. He explained that district officials began notifying faculty members after learning of Lindsays death on July 30. Since that time, personnel from throughout the district have been providing the Smith family with meals and support. Bell said that he has met with members of the family and they are doing as well as can be expected. Tracy is a big part of our school, and we are here for her and for her family, he said. Matt Crutcher, Fair Grove FFA advisor, said he has known Lindsay since she was a little girl and that she had been an FFA member since the eighth grade. She was a real enthusiastic girl who was very committed to what she was doing, Crutcher said. She knew how to get the best from those around her. Lindsay was the Fair Grove FFA chapter president as a junior, and her senior year she was the local student advisor and area FFA secretary representing 24 schools. She competed on the livestock, dairy cattle and entomology teams at Fair Grove. Tonya Peck, Fair Grove High School volleyball coach, said Lindsay was a part of the Lady Eagles program ever since she was a freshman. After breaking her foot the summer before, Lindsay began playing varsity volleyball as a sophomore. She was the hardest worker Ive ever had, said Peck. She never even missed a day of practice after being injured. She was lifting weights and doing crunches on the sideline. Peck also recalled how Lindsay once wore cowboy boots with her dress as part of the homecoming court. She was Lindsay at all times, and people loved her for it, said Peck. Visitation will be Thursday evening at Greenlawn Funeral Home North Chapel in Springfield. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fair Grove High School gymnasium. For additional information, see this weeks obituaries. Some information for this story was supplied by Buffalo Reflex staff writer Mary Morris. Share
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured 2 of 3 on canoe  0.0  Pulaski County MO  
 USA 
  in a canoe on the Gasconade River    Boat,On Water,Outside 
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured 3 of 3 on canoe  0.0  Pulaski County MO  
 USA 
  in a canoe on the Gasconade River    Boat,On Water,Outside 
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Killed boy & horse killed 2 injured  8.0  Chiapas 
 Mexico 
  on a horse    Horse,Outside 
Lightning kills boy, horse in Mexico San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), July 30 : An eight-year-old boy and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed in an ecological park in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities said. The lightning bolt also injured two of the boy's female cousins, ages eight and 16, officials said Thursday. The three children on a visit from Mexico City were horseback-riding together, but the injuries to the two girls were so slight they required no hospitalisation. --IANS
Sat, 07/30/2011 10:45 AM Injured 1 of 2 at county fair  0.0  Wentzville MO  
 USA 
  at the fair    Festival,Indirect,Outside 
KMOV.com Posted on July 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM Updated Saturday, Jul 30 at 6:38 PM (KMOV.com) -- Two people reported feeling a shock after lightning struck at the St. Charles County fair in Wentzville, Missouri on Saturday. The National Weather Service said lightning struck a tree in the park area around 10:45 a.m. The tree then fell on some power lines, knocking out the park's PA system. Fair officials said, shortly after the strike, two men reported that they felt a minor jolt. One of the men was taken to the hospital to be checked out. He was treated and released. The other victim declined treatment. Authorities said both victims' injuries were considered to be extremely minor. Some camper trailers at the park also suffered minor damage. The PA system that was knocked out during the strik was repaired within a couple hours. No other injuries were reported.
Sat, 07/30/2011 10:45 AM Injured 2 of 2 at county fair  0.0  Wentzville MO  
 USA 
  at the fair    Festival,Indirect,Outside 
KMOV.com Posted on July 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM Updated Saturday, Jul 30 at 6:38 PM (KMOV.com) -- Two people reported feeling a shock after lightning struck at the St. Charles County fair in Wentzville, Missouri on Saturday. The National Weather Service said lightning struck a tree in the park area around 10:45 a.m. The tree then fell on some power lines, knocking out the park's PA system. Fair officials said, shortly after the strike, two men reported that they felt a minor jolt. One of the men was taken to the hospital to be checked out. He was treated and released. The other victim declined treatment. Authorities said both victims' injuries were considered to be extremely minor. Some camper trailers at the park also suffered minor damage. The PA system that was knocked out during the strik was repaired within a couple hours. No other injuries were reported.
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured Brad McMullin 1 of 3  0.0  Humphrey's Peak AZ 
 USA 
  hiking in mountains    Ground Strike,Hiking,Indirect,Outside 
Michael, I was hiking earlier today at Humphrey's Peak in AZ and a lightning storm hit us. Myself and 2 other hikers were struck by lightning and knocked to the ground. We believe it was a branch off of a major strike or a minor strike, as none of us has serious burns. It felt like an unusually intense static shock on each of our heads that knocked us to the ground. I also later felt a static shock on my hand while running down the mountain, but it didn't knock me to the ground at all. I am wondering if I should seek medical attention. I feel mostly fine, but kind of out of it - although that might be due to fatigue and the fact that we hiked two hours from that point down a hail storm that we were completely unprepared though. I just worry about residual effects from the strike. Thank you for your help. Brad
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured 2 of 3 on canoe  0.0  Humphrey's Peak AZ 
 USA 
  hiking in mountains    Ground Strike,Hiking,Indirect,Outside 
Sat, 07/30/2011 12:00 PM Injured 3 of 3   0.0  Humphrey's Peak AZ 
 USA 
  hiking in mountains    Ground Strike,Hiking,Indirect,Outside 
Sat, 07/30/2011 05:00 PM Injured man   39.0  Mesa AZ 
 USA 
  thrown off ladder    Ladder,Outside 
Lightning strike throws Mesa man off ladder by Kristena Hansen - Jul. 30, 2011 06:07 PM The Arizona Republic A 39-year-old man fell off a ladder against an east Mesa residence after lightning from storm activity struck nearby on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. A Mesa Fire Department spokesman said the man was "awake and talking to crews" upon responding to the neighborhood near Warner and Meridian roads at about 5 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Read more: http://www.struckbylightning.org/news/sbl20110108072159_20110730mesa-man-lightning-strike.html#ixzz1Tp3dcGSL
Wed, 07/27/2011 04:00 PM Injured 2 of 2 men   30.0  Geneva township MI 
 USA 
  eating lunch under a tree    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees,Work 
Wed, 07/27/2011 05:30 PM Injured 3 of 3 injured  6.0  Chico WY 
 USA 
  horseback riding    Ground Strike,Horse,Indirect,Outside 
Wed, 07/27/2011 05:30 PM Injured 2 of 3 injured  0.0  Chico MT  
 USA 
  horseback riding    Ground Strike,Horse,Indirect,Outside 
Wed, 07/27/2011 05:30 PM Injured 1 of 3 injured, horses killed  0.0  Chico MT  
 USA 
  horseback riding    Ground Strike,Horse,Indirect,Outside,Work 
WOMAN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, HORSES KILLED Story Published: Jul 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM MDT Story Updated: Jul 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM MDT LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP)  Livingston fire officials say a woman from Pray is hospitalized after being struck by lightning while leading a horseback ride in the Chico area. Two other people were injured and two horses died. Fire & Rescue Chief Alan Davis tells The Livingston Enterprise that the wrangler was struck at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday while the group was in a wooded area. Dispatch records say a man performed CPR on the victim. She was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital and then flown to Billings Clinic. Her name and condition have not been released. Another woman from California was treated at the scene for burns while a 6-year-old girl was treated for minor injuries at the hospital. Davis said he did not know who was riding the horses that died or how many people were in the group. ___ Information from: Livingston Enterprise, http://www.livingstonenterprise.com
Wed, 07/27/2011 04:00 PM Injured 1 of 2 men   28.0  Geneva township MI 
 USA 
  eating lunch under a tree    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees,Work 
Lightning strike sends two to hospital Occurred at blueberry farm around noon Wednesday Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 11:28 PM EDT Published : Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:15 PM EDT GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two men were taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after they were struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon. An official with the South Haven Fire Department tells 24 Hour News 8 they received calls around noon of some individuals being struck by lightning in the 12,000 block of 60th Street in Geneva Township. Emergency personnel arrived and transported the victims to a Kalamazoo hospital. The two men were called off of picking blueberries in the field because the weather was getting bad. They were eating lunch under a tree when the lightning strike occurred. It is unclear whether the lightning struck the ground or the tree the two men were sitting under. The names of the victims have not yet been released, but one victim is a 28-year-old man and the other is a 30-year-old man. Conditions of the victims have not been released, but one of the victims is expected to be released from the hospital.
Wed, 07/27/2011 04:00 PM Injured 1 of 2 men   0.0  Geneva township MI 
 USA 
  eating lunch under a tree    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees,Work 
Lightning strike sends two to hospital Occurred at blueberry farm around noon Wednesday Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 11:28 PM EDT Published : Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:15 PM EDT GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two men were taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after they were struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon. An official with the South Haven Fire Department tells 24 Hour News 8 they received calls around noon of some individuals being struck by lightning in the 12,000 block of 60th Street in Geneva Township. Emergency personnel arrived and transported the victims to a Kalamazoo hospital. The two men were called off of picking blueberries in the field because the weather was getting bad. They were eating lunch under a tree when the lightning strike occurred. It is unclear whether the lightning struck the ground or the tree the two men were sitting under. The names of the victims have not yet been released, but one victim is a 28-year-old man and the other is a 30-year-old man. Conditions of the victims have not been released, but one of the victims is expected to be released from the hospital.
Tue, 07/26/2011 12:00 PM Killed 2 killed   0.0  Manila  
 Phillippines 
  in a shack    Ungrounded Shelter 
Lightning kills 2 in Cavite abs-cbnNEWS.com Posted at 07/26/2011 6:10 PM | Updated as of 07/26/2011 6:32 PM MANILA, Philippines  Two teenagers were killed in Cavite after their shack was struck by lightning in the midst of strong rains. Mary Grace Sedantes, 13, and her neighbor Michael Meñosa, 15, were killed after they were struck by lighting inside their shack, which was located in an open field in the Barangay Milagrosa, Carmona, Cavite. Sedantes father and brother survived. Ernesto, 52, and Jayson, 17, have already been released from the hospital. Ernesto says that he does not remember anything from the event. The 2 victims were directly under the shacks tarpaulin roof when the lightning bolt struck. Experts say that lightning bolts usually strike in open fields. -
Tue, 07/26/2011 12:00 PM Injured man   0.0  Ono Island FL 
 USA 
  walking from beach to pier    Beach,Dock/Pier/Jetty,Near Water,Outside 
Orange Beach Man Hospitalized After Lightning Strike Images Reported by: Local 15 News Staff Email: local15@local15tv.com Print Story Published: 7/27 4:03 pm Share Updated: 7/27 4:07 pm (ORANGE BEACH, Ala.) - An Orange Beach man is recovering in the hospital after a lightning strike on Ono Island Tuesday. Orange Beach Fire-Rescue says the man, who's name has not been released, was walking from the beach up the steps on his pier when the bolt struck. It is unclear if he was struck by lightning or if it struck near him. The man was flown to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. He was later transported to the USA burn center.

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