Tuesday, June 25, 2013

23 Boy Scouts Zapped By Lightning

According to fire officials, the scouts were taking shelter underneath a canopy when lightning either hit the nearby canopy or the ground around 8:30 p.m.

Six of the scouts suffered burns to their chests. Fire officials said they were taken to hospitals for cardiac monitoring as a precaution, and their injuries were not life-threatening.

Those six scouts were taken to the Belmont Fire Station by pickup truck, while the rest were taken by bus.

All of the scouts had some level of burns -- from minor to serious -- from the lightning strike.

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