Lightning Kills Delaware County Boy, 5, Vacationing with His Family in North Carolina | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Lightning Kills Delaware County Boy, 5, Vacationing with His Family in North Carolina

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    Ray Leichner
    So far this year, lightning has killed 21 people in the U.S -- 17 males and 4 females. Twelve of those fatalities occurred in July.

    A 5-year-old boy killed Sunday after he was struck by lightning on a beach in North Carolina, was from Delaware County, Pa.

    Stephen Little was vacationing with his family. He was hit by lightning as they tried to get out of an afternoon storm and into their SUV on Carova Beach along the Outer Banks, according to the Currituck County Sheriff's office.

    Family members got the little boy into their car and rushed down the beach to meet up with emergency crews.

    Little, who suffered traumatic burns went into cardiac arrest. He later died at a hospital in Virginia Beach.