1 dead, 1 taken to hospital after lightning strike in Parkland

PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman has died after being struck by lightning in Parkland.

A second person at the scene was transported to Broward Health North in critical condition, according to Coral Springs Fire Rescue.

This happened at CW Hendrix Farms, at 12210 Loxahatchee Road, at around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Investigators are still working to confirm the victims’ identities.

Chief Mike Moser with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department added that they are unsure if the victims were workers at the farm.

“This is an area that’s been in Parkland for decades,” said Moser. “It’s a farming area out here where they actually grow produce, so again, that’s why we’re unsure whether the people that were out in the field were working or whether they were consumers.”

Moser advised viewers to stay indoors until the dangerous weather has cleared.

“Listen, the simplest message I can give to your viewers it to stay indoors. This weather is nasty,” said Moser. “We have said time and time again that this weather can be deadly, and today is really obvious, simple proof that that is the case.”

This is the second deadly lighting strike in Florida this year.

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