Beachgoer struck by lightning

By on August 23, 2019

The Kitty Hawk Fire Department has confirmed that a male was struck by lightning on the beach on Kitty Hawk near Milepost 4 during thunderstorms around 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. The victim was transported to the Outer Banks Hospital. No details on his condition are available at this time.

Update from Kitty Hawk Police: At approximately 2:50 PM today, first responders were dispatched to the area of 3800 North Virginia Dare Trail in Kitty Hawk for an individual who had been struck by lightning while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue was first on scene and initiated medical assistance. The Kitty Hawk Fire Department, Dare County EMS and the Kitty Hawk Police Department provided additional support. 

The victim, age 23, was with friends while on the beach and has been transported to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for treatment. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time of uncertainty. 


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