It happened in the area of 21st Avenue Beach in South Seaside Park. At least six others were hospitalized, according to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.
All the victims were taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River.
Governor Murphy released a statement on Monday evening saying,
“Our hearts are with the family and friends of the young lifeguard killed by today’s horrific lightning strike on the beach in Berkeley Township, and we pray for a full recovery for those injured. I’ve spoken to Mayor Carmen Amato and offered the full support and assistance of our administration during this difficult time.“
A line of storms moved through South Jersey on Monday evening, bringing frequent lightning, heavy downpours and gusty winds.
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