• Child, 3 adults hospitalized after lightning strike at South Carolina beach

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    ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - Three adults and a small child are receiving emergency treatment after lightning struck near their getaway on the South Carolina coast.

    It happened Sunday afternoon on Isle of Palms, a coastal city about 40 miles east of Charleston. Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

    Graham said eight people were on the porch of their rental home when the lightning struck. Graham said three adults had red streaks on their bodies afterward.

    The fire chief said the child was in the arms of one of the adults injured and was dropped, suffering a head injury.

    The home is on a golf course at the eastern edge of the barrier island.

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