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Lightning strike impacts four men in North Myrtle Beach

Storm clouds are observed Thursday afternoon near The Point in Cherry Grove. (Source: Julius Ferguson via Facebook) Storm clouds are observed Thursday afternoon near The Point in Cherry Grove. (Source: Julius Ferguson via Facebook)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Lightning from Thursday afternoon’s storms impacted four men who were surf fishing on the beach in the 6200 block of Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

According to information from city spokesperson Pat Dowling, the four men, ages 31 to 57, were not directly struck by the lightning.

However, the lightning struck close enough to the North Carolina residents to render one of the men unconscious for a short period of time, Dowling said.

The man was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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