5-year-old boy killed by lightning strike at North Carolina beach

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. – A 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning at a beach in North Carolina.

WTKR reported that Currituck County authorities were called to Carova Beach in the northeast corner of the state shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday in reference to the incident.

The child suffered traumatic burns due to the lightning strike and was in cardiac arrest.

He was pronounced dead at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach at about 6 p.m.

The identity of the victim has not been released. Authorities said he was a tourist visiting the beach with his family.

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