3 adults, 1 child transported after lightning strike on Isle of Palms

Crews responding to report of people struck by lightning on Isle of Palms

CORRECTION: The original version of this story stated those struck by lightning were on Ocean Point Drive. Officials with the fire department later found out the people struck were on a nearby boardwalk. Those individuals were assisted by people on Ocean Point Drive.


First responders on Isle of Palms we dispatched at around 1 p.m. to a report of several people struck by lightning.

Chief Ann M. Graham with the Isle of Palms Fire Department said fire and EMS crews found three adults who had been struck. Chief Graham said one of the adults was holding a child who hit his head after being dropped.

"Several others were 'knocked off their feet' upon impact, but uninjured," the fire chief said.

Chief Graham said those struck were standing on a nearby boardwalk. They were assisted by people at a home further down the beach on Ocean Point Drive who witnessed the powerful force of nature.

The three adults and the child were transported to the hospital. Officials believe none of the injuries are life-threatening.

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