Woman in hospital after being struck by lightning, fire officials say

Smithville fire officials said a woman was taken to the hospital after she was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon.

Posted: May 18, 2019 5:28 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 6:26 PM

(SMITHVILLE, Mo.) Smithville fire officials said a woman was taken to the hospital after she was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon.

This happened just before 2 p.m. around the lake near Jack Rabbit Bend, according to a post on the Clay County Parks Facebook page. The woman was fishing with her husband near the area when it happened.

Park officials said the woman was 55 years-old and was transported by ambulance with serious burn injuries. 

Count on KQ2 News for further updates.

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