Kayaker hospitalized after lightning strike

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 16:18:00-04

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A 31-year-old kayaker has been struck by lightning and was rushed to the hospital.

Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito said the victim was standing in a shallow area of the Intracoastal Saturday night when a bolt of lightning struck nearby.

She was injured by the electric shock. He said paramedics found her alert and conscious. Her name was not released.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports she was taken to the hospital but her condition was not known.