5-year-old boy struck, killed by lightning on beach in North Carolina

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Monday, August 1, 2016
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CAROVA, N.C. -- A 5-year-old boy died after he was struck by lightning Sunday afternoon on a beach in Carova, North Carolina, according to officials.

Officials stated the boy's family was at the beach while on vacation when he was struck at about 4:10 p.m. local time.

After the lightning strike, the boy's family put him in their SUV and met responding emergency crews, according to officials.

The boy was rushed to the hospital where officials said he succumbed to his injuries.

Carova is located near the border of Virginia and North Carolina.

AccuWeather forecasted Carova to have a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms on Sunday.