Lightning strike at 4th of July celebration leaves 1 dead, 11 hurt
Andrea De Stefani/freeimages.com(CNN) - A lightning strike killed one person and left several injured during a Fourth of July celebration in South Carolina. A tree was struck by lightning Thursday afternoon near Lawshe Plantation in Georgetown County, injuring people standing under it, county Fire/EMS Assistant Chief Tony Hucks said. One man went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died in the emergency room, Hucks said. He was identified as Ryan Gamble, 44, of Andrews, a town in Georgetown County. "We did lose a young man, and that is a horrible thing.
1 dead after lightning strikes tree in South Carolina
At least one person is dead following a lightning strike Thursday afternoon in Georgetown County, South Carolina, officials said. A tree was struck near the Lawshe Plantation, injuring as many as a dozen people. According to CBS affiliate WLTX, the lightning strike occurred at a popular venue that sits along the Black River. Three people were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance while four others walked in on their own accord. Six of the remaining patients are in fair condition.cbsnews.com