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5-year-old struck, killed by lightning on Outer Banks beach

Posted July 31, 2016

— A 5-year-old boy died Sunday afternoon after being struck by lightning on Carova Beach in Currituck County.

Authorities said that emergency officials responded to the beach at about 4:10 p.m.

The boy, whose name was not released, went into cardiac arrest and resuscitation attempts were made before he was transported to Sentara Princess Hospital in Virginia Beach, where he was pronounced dead.

The boy had been vacationing with his family from out of town.

No further information was released.


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  • Janet Ghumri Aug 1, 2016
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    Oh. My. God. This is not only heartbreaking, but terrifying. I cannot imagine what the family is going through. Prayers

  • Marie Brandsdorfer Jul 31, 2016
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    I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you all.
    Nothing is worse than loosing a child.

  • Pam Snyder Jul 31, 2016
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    I'm so sorry for their loss. No tragedy is worse. Sending prayers.