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Child throwing javelin was struck by lightning, 911 call released

Scene at the football stadium of Johnson C. Smith University after a reported lightning strike. Scene at the football stadium of Johnson C. Smith University after a reported lightning strike.
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A child is in the hospital after he was reportedly struck by lightning at the track on a Charlotte college campus.

The lightning strike happened around 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the Johnson C. Smith University track. This is along the 500 block of North Summit Avenue.

According to a 911 call released on Thursday afternoon, a 9-year-old boy was throwing javelin when he was hit by lightning.

911 operators spoke to the boy's older sister after the incident.

"My younger brother got hit by lightning, I think he's dead," she told the operator.

It didn't appear that the young boy was responsive or breathing, so the 911 operator walked the woman through the CPR process.

Medic confirmed that the victim was struck by lightning, and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The young boy's name has not been released.

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