Police were called to the 21st Avenue Beach in the South Seaside Park section of Berkeley Township around 4:35 오후. for a report of a lightning strike. When they arrived at the scene, police determined that eight people, including four lifeguards, were struck by lightning or injured from a residual strike, 에 따르면 Berkeley Township Police Department.
At least one of the victims, a Berkeley Township lifeguard, died from his injuries. He was the ninth lightning fatality in the U.S. this year and the second death in New Jersey, 에 따르면 National Lightning Safety Council.