Beachgoer struck by lightning in Kitty Hawk
Published 5:33 pm Friday, August 23, 2019
First responders were dispatched to area of 3800 North Virginia Dare Trail in Kitty Hawk at around 2:50 p.m. Friday, August 23 for an individual who had been struck by lightning while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
According to a release from Chief Joel Johnson of the Kitty Hawk Police Department, Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue was first on scene and initiated medical assistance. Kitty Hawk Fire Department, Dare County EMS and 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,” said Johnson.