9-year-old boy struck by lighting on beach in Galicia, Spain

9-year-old boy struck by lighting on beach in Galicia, Spain

9-year-old boy struck by lighting on beach in Galicia, Spain Credit: Garrett teitloff/Shutterstock.com

A nine-year-old boy was struck by lightning  on the beach of Vilarrube in Valdoviño, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, as reported on Tuesday, August 9.

The boy was reportedly struck by lightning on the beach in Spain’s Galicia at around 12:10.pm when he was walking along the beach.

A medical helicopter based in Ourense and an ambulance were rushed to the scene.

Once on the scene, the Emergency Services confirmed that, after resuscitation techniques were carried out, the child was transferred, stable and with a pulse, to the Hospital Arquitecto Marcide de Ferrol in A Coruña, as reported by El Espanol.

The news follows reports of a 21-year-old Spanish soldier who was rushed to the ICU of a hospital in Almeria after collapsing at one of the city’s beaches.

The 21-year-old Spanish soldier was rushed into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University Hospital of Almeria on the afternoon of Thursday, August 4.

There was little information available about the incident but it is believed the man fell unconscious at one of the city’s beaches.

After being found lying face-down in the water, the young legionnaire was initially treated by the lifeguard that was on duty.

Subsequently, medics who arrived on the scene after being alerted continued to attempt to revive the soldier.

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Joshua Manning

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