4 people, including child, injured after lightning strike at SC island

Lightning at Crabtree Lake on Wednesday night. Photo used with permission from Pete Miramontes.

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WNCN/AP) – Four people, including a child, were taken to a nearby hospital after a nearby lightning strike on the Isle of Palms on Sunday afternoon.

Several other people who were close to the lightning bolt  “were knocked off of their feet” by the strike, WCSC-TV, the CBS affiliate, reported.

Isle of Palms Police, Isle of Palms Fire and Charleston County EMS all responded around 12:42 p.m. to Ocean Point Drive which is located in Wild Dunes.

The Island Eye News, which covers Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, reported that three adults and a child who was being held by an adult were taken to a hospital after the incident.

WCSC reported that several people were the porch of a home facing an inlet at the time of the incident.

“Three adults, one of them pregnant, were struck and a child was injured when they were dropped by one of the adults holding them,” the CBS affiliate reported.

The three adults who were taken to a hospital had red streaks on their bodies afterward. The child suffered a head injury after being dropped.

— WCBD contributed to this report

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