The Latest: 1 dead from lightning, 4 hurt in separate strike

The Latest: 1 dead from lightning, 4 hurt in separate strike


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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lightning strikes with injuries in New York state (all times local):

4 p.m.

New York State Police say four people have been injured in a lightning strike in the resort town of Lake George.

The lightning strike Saturday happened the day after five people were struck by lightning in Poughkeepsie (puh-KIHP'-see). One of the Poughkeepsie victims died early Saturday. The 50-year-old man's name was not immediately released. The other four victims were hospitalized.

The Poughkeepsie victims were at Mansion Square Park when a fast-moving thunderstorm hit around 4 p.m. Friday.

Few details were available about the Lake George lightning strike.

Lake George is at the base of the Adirondack Mountains about 60 miles north of Albany.

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10 a.m.

A man has died after being hit by a lightning strike that also injured four other people gathered around a park bench in New York's Hudson Valley.

The 50-year-old man died around 1 a.m. Saturday at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. That's according to Tim Massie, a senior vice president at hospital operator Health Quest.

The victims were at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie (puh-KIHP'-see) when a fast-moving thunderstorm hit around 4 p.m. Friday. Emergency responders found three people unresponsive, two others conscious but injured and some belongings on fire.

Massie says two 46-year-old men remain in intensive care at the Vassar hospital with burns and internal injuries.

Police said two other, less gravely injured adults were taken to another hospital, which has declined to comment on their conditions.

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