TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — Police say a swimmer has died after being struck by lightning off Tybee Island Saturday.
On Sunday, city officials identified her as a 15-year-old girl.
The City of Tybee said the teen was hit around 3:30 p.m. as she swam in the water near 17th Street.
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The Tybee Island Fire Department performed CPR and rushed the teen to the hospital, where she died.
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Her identity has not been released.
“The City of Tybee Island is deeply saddened by the loss of this young woman,” city officials wrote in a statement. “Our hearts remain with her family and friends.”
Strong storms with frequent lightning moved across the Georgia coast Saturday.
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