A 23-year-old woman was killed by lightning at a Florida mud bog over the weekend and four other people were hurt, Fox 30 reported.
The lightning strike killing Kourtney Lambert, 23, reportedly unfolded at Woodpecker Mud Bog in White Springs on Saturday afternoon.
The lightning hit a tree before it reached a nearby trailer, Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid told WTLV.
Sheriff Harrell Reid told First Coast News the incident occurred at Woodpecker Mud Bog in White Springs, where people go to go “mudding.”
During mud bogging, people run large trucks or off-road vehicles through a pit of mud.
It’s actually a lot of fun.
Lambert’s family were injured, but are expected to be OK.
So far in 2018, two people, including Lambert, have been killed by lightning in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.
“More info on the lightning strike victims: A 23 year old was sadly killed instantly by the lightning strike that was 25-30 feet away when it struck a tree. It occurred around 2:50 pm today.”
More info on the lightning strike victims: A 23 year old was sadly killed instantly by the lightning strike that was 25-30 feet away when it struck a tree. It occurred around 2:50 pm today. pic.twitter.com/Ohvyvj48jj
— Garrett Bedenbaugh (@wxgarrett) April 7, 2018
What are the odds of this happening? According to the NWS Storm Data, over the last 30 years (1987-2016) the U.S. has averaged 47 reported lightning fatalities per year.
Well, rest in peace my dear.