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Boy Scout Troop Suffers Burns, Tingling After Lightning Strikes Camp


Lightning struck a New Hampshire Boy Scouts camp Monday, injuring nearly two dozen scouts and a few adults.

Although none of the scouts or troop leaders were directly struck by the lightning, the scouts spokesman Greg Osborn said some of the 23 scouts and three adults who were injured complained of tingling and burning sensations afterward. They were treated by camp nurses before being hospitalized as a precaution. He said those who were treated are doing well and are in good spirits.

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WMUR-TV reported all scouts having some level of burns, ranging from minor to serious.

Watch this report about the incident:

The lightning struck Griswold Scout Reservation during a big evening storm just outside Belmont at Camp Bell, one of two camps at the reservation.

Firefighters say the lightning struck near where the Boy Scouts had taken shelter at the time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Featured image via Shutterstock.com.



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