Lightning Strike Sent 77 Air Force ROTC Cadets at Camp Shelby to Hospital

By on Jun 9, 2011 in Natural Disasters, United States, World Comments
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A lightning strike on Wednesday brought 77 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets to hospitals in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area, several international news sites reported, June 8, 2011.

Reports said that the cadets at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg were sent to the hospital after a lightning struck about 2:00pm during a severe thunderstorm. Two cadets were said to be transported by ambulance while the 75 others by Camp Shelby buses.

All cadets were reported to be stable and responsive. Nobody was directly hit when the lightning struck, reports said. Mississippi Army National Guard Major Deidre Musgrave said that the cadets were brought to the hospital as a precautionary measure. No information on the injuries sustained was reported.

“We always want to be safe,” Musgrave reportedly said.

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