A 70-year-old golfer in Westampton, New Jersey, died after he was struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon at the private Burlington Country Club.
Michael Ward of Florence was found dead alongside the seventh hole under a tree that was struck by lightning, according to a WABC-TV report. Isolated storms had been reported in the area, and detectives believe Ward may have been sheltering under the tree.
It was believed that Ward was the first lightning casualty in the U.S. this year.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s site Weather.

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