3 People Hospitalized After Lightning Strike on Isle of Palms

posted by Patrick Phillips, WCSC - 

ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WCSC) - A lightning strike on the Isle of Palms sent two adults and a child to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Two adults, a man and a woman, were in the water when they were struck by lightning and the child was in close proximity, according to Isle of Palms Fire Chief Anne Graham.

The lightning strike occurred near 21st Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., she said.

The man lost consciousness for a brief period and the woman was pulled out of the water in cardiac arrest, Graham said.

She said CPR was administered on the female victim who was revived and transported to an area hospital in serious condition. The man and the child were transported in stable condition in a second ambulance, Graham said.

Charleston County dispatchers earlier said police and fire crews on the Isle of Palms responded to a reported lightning incident Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers said the call came in at 2:55 p.m.

Evan West, a reporter for the NBC station in Charlotte, said witnesses told him a woman was struck by lightning and revived with CPR, but her condition was not immediately clear.

This is a developing story. Check back for additional information.

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