UPDATE: On Wednesday morning, Statesboro Police reported the young man who was struck by lightning on Tuesday has been released from the hospital and is doing fine.
STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – A child is in the hospital after being struck by lightning in Bulloch County Tuesday afternoon.
Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead said the 7-year-old boy was breathing, but not alert when he arrived at the hospital.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. by a playground at Bonnie-Glen apartments on South College Street.
Broadhead said lightning struck a tree and the child was hit by the ground current.
This story is developing. News 3 will continue to bring you further updates.