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Lightning strike leaves 1 person dead, 12 injured in Georgetown County, South Carolina

Lightning strike leaves 1 person dead, 12 injured in Georgetown County, South Carolina

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Georgetown County Fire crews say one person has died and multiple people were injured after a tree near a river was struck by lightning Thursday afternoon. Deputy county coroner Chase Ridgeway told WPDE the person killed was 44-year-old Ryan Gamble of Andrews, S.C., who died shortly after being transported to the hospital in critical condition. Two others were treated at the hospital for minor injuries. The National Weather Service reported the strike occurred around 2:10 p.m. At the time, they said 12 people were injured and four were unresponsive.
Source: Lightning strike leaves 1 person dead, 12 injured in Georgetown County, South Carolina

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