UPDATE: Child struck by lightning in Statesboro released from hospital

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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.

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