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Published August 19, 2012, 05:32 PM

Boy dies after lightning hits boat near Duluth

Duluth, MN (WDAY TV) -- A 9 year old boy is dead after the 26 foot sailboat he was in gets struck by lightning.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Duluth, MN (WDAY TV) -- A 9 year old boy is dead after the 26 foot sailboat he was in gets struck by lightning.

The victim is from Iron River, he was one of 8 people onboard when the lightning hit. This happened about 5:30 last night on the Minnesota side of the Lake Superior entry.

Police say the boat was coming to shore, seeking refuge from an approaching storm.

4 other people were seriously injured, 3 others with minor injuries but they were all taken to the hospital -- they ranged in age from 7 to 79.

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