Child dies from lightning strike in Bath County

Published: Sep. 15, 2019 at 4:54 PM EDT
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a 12-year-old boy has died after being hit by lightning.

The Bath County Sheriff’s Office 911 center received a 911 call Saturday night about a child being struck by lightning.

The Hot Springs Rescue Squad requested Air Medical, but due to weather conditions, none was available and the patient was transported to Bath Community Hospital.

The boy was revived by ER staff and transported to Roanoke Carilion Hospital by ambulance, but died from sustained injuries Sunday morning.

According to the Bath County Sheriff's Office, the victim was visiting family in the Hot Springs area of Bath County. The sheriff's office says to protect the privacy of the family, no other details will be released.

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