Lightning Strike Injures Nearly Two-Dozen Boy Scouts

BELMONT, N.H. (June 25, 2013)-- lightning strike at a New Hampshire Boy Scouts camp injured nearly two dozen scouts, but none was hit directly, spokesman Greg Osborn said.

The lightning struck Monday at the Griswold Scout Reservation.

Some of the 23 scouts and three adults who were injured complained of tingling and burning sensations and all were treated by camp nurses before they were hospitalized as a precaution, Osborn said.

He says they’re doing well and are in good spirits.

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

The camp offers activities including rock climbing and sailing.

Firefighters say the lightning struck near where the Boy Scouts had gathered.

Osborn said the Scouts were under shelter at the time.


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