Several Injured by Lightning Strike on the Isle of Palms

July 17, 2017, 10:08 am EST | Share:

ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WTAT-TV) — What started as a beautiful beach weekend came to a shocking end for four people on the Isle of Palms when they were struck by lightning.

Chief Ann Graham with the Isle of Palms Fire Department told us three people were stuck while walking on the boardwalk in Wild Dunes.

One of the injured people was holding a child at the time. Officials say that child was dropped and hit his head.

Three of those victims and the child were rushed to the hospital.

Chief Graham said several others were knocked off their feet on impact and were treated on scene.

Officials say none of the injuries, though, were life-threatening.