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Woman injured by lightning strike

June 19th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Authorities say a woman is recovering from a lightning strike that happened at a western Maryland state park. Washington County Emergency Services says she suffered serious cuts to her head Thursday afternoon when she was thrown to the ground by a nearby lightning strike at Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro. The woman was taken by ambulance to the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. The park on South Mountain features a 34-foot stone tower dedicated to the nation's first president. The original tower was dedicated in 1827.

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