6 people injured in lightning strike in Lake George, New York

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

LAKE GEORGE, New York (WABC) -- Six people were injured in a lightning strike in a resort town in upstate New York.

Police say multiple people were lying on the ground when they arrived at Lake George Battlefield Campground Saturday.

Good Samaritans were performing CPR on a man who appeared to be in cardiac arrest.

Eyewitnesses say lightning struck near a group of at least a dozen people apparently there for a family reunion.

Group members said they were standing under a tree when a lightning bolt hit the tree.

Police say all six are expected to survive.

The strike happened the day after five people were struck by lightning in Poughkeepsie.

One of the Poughkeepsie victims died early Saturday. The 50-year-old man's name was not immediately released. The other four victims were hospitalized.

The Poughkeepsie victims were at Mansion Square Park when a fast-moving thunderstorm hit around 4 p.m. Friday.

Lake George is at the base of the Adirondack Mountains about 60 miles north of Albany.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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