ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WCBD) – Charleston County dispatch confirms a call came in at 12:42 PM for 4 people struck by lightning on the Isle of Palms.
Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham says the original call was a report of 8 people struck by lightning. They were reportedly on a boardwalk in the Wild Dunes resort. People on the porch of a nearby home saw the lightning strike and tried to help.
Upon arrival, rescue crews found 3 adults struck by lightning with visible superficial marks. One woman was reportedly holding a child when she was struck. Officials say she dropped the child as a result causing the child to hit his head.
The child was also transported to the hospital.
Several others were knocked off their feet upon impact. They were examined on the scene.
Isle of Palms Police, Isle of Palms Fire and Charleston County EMS all responded. The National Weather Service Charleston confirms 4 people were transported via EMS to the hospital.
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