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Women Struck by Lightning in Point Pleasant Beach Expected to be OK

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Pleasant Beach police say two women struck by lightning within minutes of each other are expected to survive and recover from the incident.

According to a statement from police, the borough’s first responders received two separate reports of people being struck by lightning on the beach and boardwalk. The first occurred at 2:53 p.m.; the second occurred at 3:01 p.m. Storms were passing by the area at the time.

During the first incident, a 63-year-old woman was struck as she was leaving the beach, but remained conscious as she was being taken to the hospital. The second incident occurred on Ocean Avenue as a 54-year-old woman was in her vehicle. She was also conscious during transport to the hospital.

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Injuries to both women were described as “minor” by officials and both are expected to recover.