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three minors were struck by a shocking lightning bolt on a beach in Puerto Rico

three minors were struck by a shocking lightning bolt on a beach in Puerto Rico

The children were taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla, where the oldest is in serious condition.

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On Monday, Lightning struck a beach in Isabela, north of Puerto Rico, during a stormcausing injuries to three children between 7 and 12 years old, as reported by the authorities. The minors were transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadillawhere the largest is located in Serious conditionaccording to the AP agency.

Three minors were struck by lightning on a beach in Puerto Rico

The children were playing in the sand near the Parador del Mar Hau when the incident occurred, as detailed in Primera Hora. Carlos Cruz, interim director of the Isabela Municipal Emergency Management Agency, reported that One of the parents had gotten out of the water to look for something in a portable refrigerator when he heard the sound of lightning and the screams of one of the little ones.

After the impact, The children were helped by people present on the beach, who administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). while waiting for emergency services.

Mishka Garciaa witness to the event, told El Nuevo Día that he was in a nearby restaurant when He saw black clouds and witnessed several lightning strikes, forcing people to get out of the water. Shortly after, tragedy occurred. Garcia heard a loud explosion and watched as people came to the children’s aid, carrying them to safety as thunder continued to fall.

The three children, ages 7, 10 and 12, were taken to hospital, where the oldest of them is in intensive care due to problems with his limbs and cannot yet walk. Local police, under the supervision of Sgt. Jose Ruiz Ruizis investigating the incident.

He Mayor of Isabela, Miguel “Ricky” Méndez, confirmed that the children belong to a Puerto Rican family originally from Toa Baja who lives in the United States and was on vacation at Montones beach.

Source: Ambito

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