13-Year-Old Boy Killed by Lightning Strike at Bronx Beach


A 13-year-old boy has died after he was struck by lightning at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, police said Friday.

Carlos Ramos was one of a group of people gathered at the beach who were struck by lightning during a fast-moving storm at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Ramos died at Jacobi Hospital. Six other people, aged 5 to 41, were in stable condition, being treated at the hospital for injuries from the lightning strike.

Meghan Lalor, a spokesperson for the city Parks Department, said lifeguards had cleared swimmers from the water and department staff members had made announcements to clear the beach prior to the lightning strike.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragic incident,” Lalor said.

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