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(File pix) Authorities say a 5-year-old boy on vacation with his family died after being struck by lightning on a North Carolina beach.

CAROVA: Authorities say a 5-year-old boy on vacation with his family died after being struck by lightning on a North Carolina beach.

According to WTVD-TV, authorities say the family was on the beach Sunday in Carova at about 4 pm when the child was struck.

The family put the boy in their SUV and met EMS partway. He was then taken to a hospital where he died.

Authorities did not identify the family. -- AP

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