1 dead from lightning, 4 hurt in separate strike

Posted at 9:02 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 21:02:09-04

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – 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. 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.