Boy, 13, among 6 hospitalized after reports of Bronx lightning strike


UPDATE: The 13-year-old boy died Friday at the hospital after the reported lightning strike, authorities said.

Original story:

ORCHARD BEACH, the Bronx — Six people, including a 13-year-old boy, were hospitalized after reports of a lightning strike in the Bronx on Thursday, officials said.

The FDNY got reports of the strike at around 5:20 p.m. in Orchard Beach, but have not yet confirmed that that’s what has happened. PIX11 Weather shows you the lightning data from their radar at the time below.

A lightning strike can hit anywhere within 10 miles of a thunderstorm.

Six people were reported injured and hospitalized, according to the FDNY. As of Thursday evening, there had been no word on their condition.

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