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Update: 9 Year Old Boy Dies Following Lightning Strike

By KBJR News 1

August 19, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A 9 year old Iron River Wisconsin boy has died after the sail boat he was on was struck by lightning.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, 9 year old Luke Voigt died after lightning struck the sail boat he was on.

This was the scene Saturday as rescue crews from numerous agencies responded to the call on Duluth's Park Point.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, 8 people were on the sail boat on Lake Superior when they noticed a thunderstorm rapidly approaching.

They sailed to shore but before they were able to all get off the boat, it was struck by lightning.

4 people were taken to the hospital with severe but non-life threatening injuries.

Luke was taken to the hospital by helicopter but was later pronounced dead.

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