Several people, including one holding a child, were struck by lightning at a South Carolina island resort Sunday, according to multiple reports.
Eight people, including the child, were on the porch of their rental home when the lightning struck, according to The Associated Press. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to Isle of Palms fire chief Ann Graham.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, Graham told The Associated Press about the incident that occurred at a home on a golf course at the eastern edge of the barrier island.
Graham said three adults had red streaks on their bodies afterward. The fire chief said the child was in the arms of one of the adults injured and was dropped, suffering a head injury.
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Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch said that “multiple” individuals – as many six individuals – were struck Sunday, according to postandcourier.com. It tweeted that five people were struck by Ocean Point.
One person posted on Twitter that lifeguards were warning people to get out of the water, but many didn’t listen.