CAROVA, N.C. (AP) – Authorities have identified a 5-year-old boy killed by a lightning strike while he and his family vacationed on a North Carolina beach.
Currituck Fire and EMS Chief Ralph Melton tells local news outlets that Stephen Little of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, was vacationing with his family when he was struck around 4 p.m. Saturday in Carova.
Melton says the family was trying to get back into their SUV as a storm approached when the boy was hit.
Authorities say the family put the boy into the vehicle and drove along the beach, meeting EMS partway. He was then taken to a hospital where he died.