NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Seven people were taken to the hospital after a lightning strike in the Bronx on Thursday.
Sources tell CBS2 a 13-year-old boy is in critical condition.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held In The Bronx's Little Italy
The other six people are expected to survive.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Say Shopping Locally Is More Important Than Ever Amid COVID, Supply Chain Struggles
The Parks Department says the group was sitting on the sand at Orchard Beach around 5 p.m. when they were struck by lightning during the fast-moving storm.
AS CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reports, weather maps show lightning swiftly moved in over Orchard Beach at that exact time.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed To Death In Bay Ridge, Suspect In Custody
The FDNY says children and teenagers are among those hurt.