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Woman Struck By Lightning In Monmouth Beach Dies

A New York woman who was struck by lightning while visiting the New Jersey shore has died.

Lightning in Belmar during Saturday's storm
Lightning in Belmar during Saturday's storm (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)

The Asbury Park Press reports 48-year-old Indira Tursunova of New City died early Sunday at a hospital, several hours after she was struck while walking on a sea wall in Monmouth Beach.

Authorities say Tursunova was at a beach in the Monmouth County community with several relatives and friends when a line of strong, fast-moving storms blew through the region. She was about 20 feet behind the others in her group when she was struck.

A Monmouth Beach police officer who happened to be nearby saw what happened and tried, along with others on scene, to revive Tursunova before she was taken to the hospital.

The woman had visible burns on her body and was unresponsive, Monmouth Beach Police Lt. Dennis Cahill said.

No other injuries were reported.

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