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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Man Struck By Lightning At Elk County Fairgrounds

ELECTROCUTION/LIGHTNING
Address: @ 41.34709 @ 78.58061
City: ELK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Cross Streets: GREEN RD * CHESTNUT LODGE RD
REPORT 23 YEAR OLD MALE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Agency: ST MARYS AMB; FOX TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE
8/8/2013 6:01:25 PM

6:18 PM--2ND AMBULANCE TO FAIR FOR ANOTHER PERSON STRUCK BY LIGHTNING 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SCENE ARE INDICATING SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE SHOCKED BY THE LIGHTNING STRIKE AT THE STAR PAVILLION, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT OR TRANSPORT. 

Here's a link to an update posted in the Bradford Era

Two hospitalized after fair lightning strike

By COLIN DEPPEN Era Reporter c.deppen@bradfordera.com 


Seven people were shocked — two of them severely enough to be taken to the hospital — when lighting struck at the Elk County Fair on Thursday, according to fair president Ann Distler.
 
It was shortly after 6 p.m. when Fox Township ambulances were dispatched to the fairgrounds for Emergency Operating System reports of an “electrocution/lightning.”
 

Distler said it was between acts at the fair’s Star Pavilion when a single lightning strike traveled through a group of fairgoers who were standing by the stage talking.

She recalled rushing to the pavilion just after the strike, where she found attendees complaining of a tingling sensation in their arms and legs. 
 
“Five people were shocked by the lightning, but they refused treatment,” Distler said, Two men, including a 23-year-old, were taken to the Elk Regional Health Center.  It wasn’t clear Friday whether the men were admitted or treated and released. Read More...

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Whats up with these fairs and lightning. Didn't this happen at the Potter County fair last year. Holy cow whats the chances.

Anonymous said...

Well Einstein, given there were thunderstorm warnings and it WAS raining and many people are out of doors I don't see a conspiracy here. Now a few days ago when I heard several people were stranded by the freezing rain and snow at the Fair I did get a little suspicious.

Anonymous said...

have they identified the person or person who was killed yet?

atiya murphy said...
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atiya murphy said...

it was only one person i was there at the time i should know this i was only 10ft away from him

Anonymous said...

Well 7:13, where did the first poster suggest that it was a conspiracy...the dude/dudette seems to just be pointing out seems kind of weird for lightning strikes on consecutive years. When you were little were you always the last one picked for kickball or whiffleball.

Anonymous said...

Great great news!
I just saw a news report on Johnstown TV station and this report was unaccurate. There was nobody electrocuted so praise God. A couple people were injured but not too seriously and some were stunned but not requiring treatment. Thank God this was not a true report. This is the first time I have ever commented on here and I am so thankful and pleased to bring this news.

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Thanks for the update. This report was posted with the information available at the time of the original dispatch for the incident by the 911 center on the web cad and dispatches to and from the scene. Many times the information given to dispatchers is not entirely accurate and is later corrected. We attempt to update when they are reported in other sources days later, but sometimes we miss the updates, so your update is really appreciated.