Lightning Strikes 23 Boy Scouts

Then rubs its hands together wickedly

Jun 25, 2013
Outside Magazine

An enterprising lightning strike is feeling pretty proud of itself after it managed to hit 23 boy scouts at once Monday night in New Hampshire. The incident took place at the Griswold Scout Reservation near Belmont.

“At some point in time the lightning either struck nearby or struck the shelter they were under or a tree or something and traveled through into the meadow,” said Belmont Fire Chief David Parenti. He also said that while all of the boy scouts had been taken to local hospitals for evaluation, he wouldn’t call their injuries “serious.”

While most of the injuries were minor burns, a few scouts were given cardiac monitors for burns in their chest area. Several adult scout leaders were also hit, though not directly. All reported a tingling sensation after the strike.

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