What to Know
- A 32-year-old man died after he was struck by lightning in a Long Island park
- The man was standing under a tree adjacent to a boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park when he was struck
- Emergency personnel performed CPR on the man and took him to the hospital, but weren't able to save him
A 32-year-old man was struck by lightning and killed in a Long Island park, officials said.
Aneal Lall, who was from Richmond Hill in Queens, was standing under a tree adjacent to a boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday when he was struck, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said.
Emergency personnel responded immediately and performed CPR before taking Lall to St. Catherine’s Hospital in Smithtown, the spokesman said.
Lall was pronounced dead at the hospital, he added.
CORRECTION (Aug. 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. ET): An earlier version of this story stated the wrong day the man was killed. He was killed on Saturday.