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Kayaker Hospitalized After Lightning Strike In Flagler County

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Mandy Hague
The Florida Channel

A 31-year-old kayaker has been struck by lightning and was rushed to the hospital.

Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito said the victim was standing in a shallow area of the Intracoastal Saturday night when a bolt of lightning struck nearby. She was injured by the electric shock. He said paramedics found her alert and conscious. Her name was not released.   

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports she was taken to the hospital but her condition was not known.