Lifeguard Struck By Lightning Dies; 7 More Injured

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A lifeguard in New Jersey was struck by lightning and died this week. He was one of eight people who were struck or injured by the residual lightning strike, officials said.

Keith Pinto, 19, of Toms River was struck by lighting around 4:35 p.m. Monday in the area of 21st Avenue beach in South Seaside Park, according to a WPVI-TV report.

The Berkeley Township Police Department said three other lifeguards and four beachgoers were hurt. Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said their injuries are not considered life threatening.

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