Florence football coach struck by lightning during practice

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence County junior football coach was struck by lightning Tuesday while at practice.

According to Florence County EMS Public Information Officer Billie Hatchell, the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. in a field behind Carver Elementary School during football practice.

Hatchell said the 19-year-old coach was resuscitated by first-responders and taken to McLeod Health for treatment.

The victim is currently in stable condition, Hatchell said.


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