Three were hospitalized after being struck by lightning on a Bronx beach as severe thunderstorms pounded the city Sunday, authorities said.
Emergency workers responded to calls of three men struck by the powerful bolts on Orchard Beach in the Bronx at 4:57 p.m., an FDNY source said.
The three men were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where they were conscious and alert and told responders they had been hit by the bolts, police said.
It was not clear why the men were on the beach during the storm, which hit the city shortly before 5 p.m.
SOURCE: JOSEPH STEPANSKY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS