Reports said that a man was struck and killed by lightning while trying to cover from an electrical storm at a New Jersey golf club.
Sources tell CBS 3 Philadelphia that the victim, who was in the 70s, was seeking shelter at Burlington Country Club, Westampton Township, when the storm struck.
Lightning struck a tree nearby the man, who died at the scene near the course’s sixth or seventh hole at about 3:30 p.m., the station said.
As of Tuesday, no one had been struck by lightning in the United States. This was a record for the longest period of time in a year without any lightning-related deaths, The Washington Post reported hours prior to the fatal accident.
According to the Washington Post’s data from National Weather Service, lightning killed seventeen people in 2017.
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Source: Fox News