A Frum woman in her 20’s was left in critical condition, and another person stable after a lightning strike in Morningside Park.
Just before 4:00PM on Sunday afternoon, a severe storm blew through the town of Hurleyville, and a woman boating on the lake returned to shore. An employee of Morningside Park began assisting the woman out of her boat, when suddenly a bolt of lightning struck them – leaving them both in cardiac arrest.
Four employees of the park, some of them life-guards, heroically began immediately performing CPR on both of them, as Catskills Hatzolah, the FD from Hurleyville & Loch Sheldrake & Mobilemedics were rushed to the scene.
The woman was transported by Catskill Hatzolah Paramedics to CRMC (Harris Hospital) in “post cardiac arrest”, and was intubated by medics. She is R”L listed in critical condition at the hospital.
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The employee of the park which was struck by lightening was transported in “post cardiac arrest” to CRMC – and was talking and fully responsive.
An additional 3 park employees were transported as well – after reporting that they reportedly felt some type of shock. They are all in stable condition.
(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN Sullivan County News Team – 2010)