Lightning Strike Hospitalizes 23 Boy Scouts
3 adults also suffer burns in NH strike
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:15 AM CDT
None of the scouts were directly hit by the strike, fire officials say.   (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

(Newser) – A lightning strike during a massive thunderstorm sent 23 Boy Scouts and three adults to the hospital with burns ranging from mild to serious, WMUR reports. Fire officials—who praised the teens for staying "calm and cool" in the aftermath of the strike—say the group was sheltering under a canopy at Griswold Scout Reservation in New Hampshire when lightning hit either the canopy or the ground nearby. None of the injuries were life-threatening, though six scouts with burned chests are being kept in the hospital for cardiac monitoring.

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WarmWeatherGuy
Jun 25, 2013 12:51 PM CDT
"Fire officials—who praised the teens for staying "calm and cool" in the aftermath of the strike..." They were "calm and cool" because they were stunned. Lightning will do that to you.
793tango
Jun 25, 2013 10:35 AM CDT
Oh yeah retribution from God for allowing gays in. Like lightening NEVER hit a boyscout camp before. BTW there were lots of scouts and leaders 'in the closet' before this and somehow 'god' didn't care enough to 'smite' them before. How come saying the word 'gay' opens you to divine strike when 'he' supposedly 'knows all?' If he really DOES know all he knows who's gay and who isn't without anyone saying so, and allows them to walk the earth freely in spite of this. So maybe 'god' isn't as offended by gays as his followers are.
LoginsSuck
Jun 25, 2013 10:07 AM CDT
So all of you who say it's god because of the gay thing.... This is the type of god you want believe in?