Lightning Strikes Guard Stand - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Lightning Strikes OC Guard Stand

Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol say lightning struck a guard stand early Wednesday afternoon. Both the beach and the stands had been cleared prior to the storm rolling through.

One beachgoer said she saw lightning strike the stand from a condo.

"As soon as the beach was cleared, the storm was coming through," Janice Bergold said. "This bolt of lightning came straight down. Now I understand why lifeguards get everybody off the beach immediately."

OCBP Captain Butch Arbin said this is the first time he can recall a stand being struck by lightning. He said he hopes more people will pay attention in the future when lifeguards try to clear the beach.

"If anybody had been on the beach around that, somebody would have been seriously injured, if not killed," Arbin said. "If the lifeguard had been in the stand, I don't think there's any question of what would have happened."

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:27:41 GMT
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.More
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.
    More
  • DNREC Issues Violations for Mound of Dirt at I-495 Bridge

    DNREC Issues Violations for Mound of Dirt at I-495 Bridge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:12:56 GMT
    The owners of land in Delaware where a huge mound of dirt caused damage to an interstate highway bridge on a key East Coast artery have been served with violation notices by state environmental regulators.More
    The owners of land in Delaware where a huge mound of dirt caused damage to an interstate highway bridge on a key East Coast artery have been served with violation notices by state environmental regulators.More
  • Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:19:25 GMT
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service