Friday, February 3

Winter Springs Lightning Strike Injures 3


Three people have been hospitalized after being struck by lightning in Winter Springs. Reports indicate it happened in the area of ​​1300 Park Villa Place, behind Keeth Elementary. Seminole County Fire Department reports the victims are a child and two adults, including an 18-year-old -old woman. Original reports stated the only victims were a child and one adult, but the 18-year-old later called medics after telling them she was OK, officials said. She was awake and in stable condition when they returned. Captain Doug Seely with Winter Springs Police Department said a mother and other family members by a tree at Trotwood Park, waiting for a child to be released from school, when the lightning strike occurred. Officials did not release the conditions of the mother and child, but said CPR did need to be performed as they were being transported. A dog was also involved in the lightning strike but they haven’t been able to locate it. Watch the news below:This is developing, stay with WESH 2 conference for more.In July, a 27-year-old man died after being hit by lightning in Volusia County in July.A 14-year-old girl narrowly survived after being struck by lightning in early June. Florida summers are always electric as the heat builds those afternoon storms. First responders said the flat landscape makes the area and the people in it susceptible to lightning strikes.

Three people have been hospitalized after being struck by lightning in Winter Springs.

Reports indicate it happened in the area of ​​1300 Park Villa Place, behind Keeth Elementary.

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Seminole County Fire Department reports the victims are a child and two adults, including an 18-year-old woman.

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Original reports stated the only victims were a child and one adult, but the 18-year-old later called medics after telling them she was OK, officials said. She was awake and in stable condition when they returned.

Captain Doug Seely with Winter Springs Police Department said a mother and other family members by a tree at Trotwood Park, waiting for a child to be released from school, when the lightning strike occurred.

Officials did not release the conditions of the mother and child, but said CPR did need to be performed as they were being transported.

A dog was also involved in the lightning strike but they haven’t been able to locate it.

Watch the news conference below:

This is developing, stay with WESH 2 for more.

In July, a 27-year-old man died after being hit by lightning in Volusia County in July.

A 14-year-old girl narrowly survived after being struck by lightning in early June.

Florida summers are always electric as the heat builds those afternoon storms. First responders said the flat landscape makes the area and the people in it susceptible to lightning strikes.

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