Lightning Strike At Beach Injures 3

NEW YORK (September 1, 2014) Three men were injured Sunday evening in a lightning strike at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx as bad storms rolled through the area, fire officials said.

The men were being treated at a hospital.

Information about the extent of their injuries wasn’t available.

The lightning strike happened as heavy thunderstorms swept through the city.

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations, halted play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens and forced the early end to a musical festival on an East River island.

Dozens of commercial flights into the city's airports were delayed because of the severe weather.

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