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Boy, 10, struck by lightning at Warrilla Beach at Barrack Point near Shellharbour: Australia Day


A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning at a Wollongong beach.

The 10-year-old was swimming on Australia Day at Warrilla Beach at Barrack Point near Shellharbour in NSW, when he was hit by the thunderbolt.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene about 5:25pm and treated him for burns to his chest.

He was then taken to Westmead children’s hospital in an ambulance where he remains in a stable condition.

Temperatures in the area reached in the 30s on Thursday before a cloud front moved in.

A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning at a Wollongong beach

A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning at a Wollongong beach

The 10-year-old was swimming on Australia Day at Warrilla Beach at Barrack Point near Shellharbour in NSW , when he was hit by the thunderbolt

The 10-year-old was swimming on Australia Day at Warrilla Beach at Barrack Point near Shellharbour in NSW , when he was hit by the thunderbolt

Emergency crews rushed to the scene about 5:25pm and treated him for burns to his chest

Emergency crews rushed to the scene about 5:25pm and treated him for burns to his chest

The horror incident comes as a ‘nasty’ forecast storm came rolling in across western NSW on the public holiday after the mercury…



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