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NEW INFO: OBX Lightning Strike Victim Identified

Police have identified the man killed by a bolt of lightning on the Outer Banks.

The Southern Shores Police Department in Dare County said 49-year-old Matthew Glomb of Woodbrige, VA was struck by lightning and killed Monday. The incident was reported at 5:20 p.m.

Police say Glomb was jogging south on the beach in the area of Mockingbird Lane in Southern Shores Monday when he was struck by lightning. A report says Glomb appeared to be killed instantly.

Police Chief David Kole noted in the press release that there were severe storms in the area at the time Glomb was struck and killed.



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A lightning strike is being blamed for a death on the Outer Banks.

A preliminary investigation shows the man was struck at around 5 p.m. in Southern Shores as severe weather moved through the region.

Advanced Vipir shows a tremendous amount of lightning strikes hitting the area at the time the man was hit.

Information is limited at this time but the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Chief told the Virginian Pilot that the man, believed to be in his 40's or 50's, was at the beach off Mockingbird Lane when he was hit.

WITN's sister station, WAVY-TV, reported the man is believed to be from Northern Virginia.

The man was found on the surfline and was dead when rescuers arrived.

Southern Shores Chief Bob Harvey told the Virginian Pilot this is the first time someone has been killed by lightning on the beach in Southern Shores in his 15 years there.

The National Weather Service says lightning also struck a child in the Johnston County town of Bentonville Monday. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to reports.


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