NH Woman Injured In Lightning Strike At Maine Resort

CASCO, Maine (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire woman has been injured in a lightning strike at a Maine resort.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Erin Ledoux was watching the storm roll in Sunday afternoon at the Point Sebago Resort in Casco.

Officials say Ledoux, who is from Nashua, and two other people had been standing near a pine tree along the edge of Sebago Lake when the tree was struck by lightning.

The strike reportedly sent Ledoux and the other two airborne.

Authorities say Ledoux landed on some rocks and a concrete barrier at the water’s edge and was knocked unconscious.

The sheriff’s office says she was taken to a hospital where she’s in stable condition.

On Monday, the resort issued the following statement on their Facebook page:

For those of you who have inquired… yes, three guests were involved with a lightning strike during the severe thunderstorms yesterday. One guest was brought to the hospital, but no one sustained life-threatening injuries. We encourage all of our guests to seek shelter during severe weather events. Stay safe and have fun.

The other two were not injured.

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