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Officer, girl struck by lightning at Topsail Beach

Posted July 3, 2016 9:35 p.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2016 9:36 p.m. EDT

— Two people were struck by lightning on the South End of Topsail Beach Sunday evening.

According to the Topsail Beach Police Chief Sam Gervase, the incident happened around 5 p.m. near Serenity Point.

Gervase said a teenage girl was struck by lightning first.

Topsail Beach Police Sergeant. Zach Cook was responding to the scene and helped to get the girl to EMS, but when he was leaving the beach he was also struck by lightning.

The teen was hospitalized.

Sgt. Cook's injuries do not appear to be as serious, he was still taken to the hospital to be checked out.

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