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In 2007 there were 45 Lightning Fatalities

No.

Date

Day

State

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1

3/29

Thu

IL

Carbondale

18

M

Open field, track

At track meet

Corey Williams

2

4/24

Sat

MO

University City

25

M

Under tree

Standing

Joshua Reed

3

5/1

Tue

TX

Cameron

23

M

Open area at edge of pond

Fishing, reeling in rod

Ronald Jake Ingram

4

5/2

Fri

KY

Nicholasvillle

55

M

Yard

On riding mower

Chuck Hibbs

5

5/2

Tue

TX

Tradinghouse Creek

28

F

Parking lot

Walking to car, had been boating

Melissa Brinegar

6

5/18

Wed

MT

Helena

50

M

In boat in water

Fishing in reservoir

Theodore Austin

7

5/19

Wed

FL

Miramar

24

M

On roof

Repairing roof

Darwin Olivera

8

6/8

Fri

OH

North Lima

66

M

Outside in yard

 

David Copeland

9

6/8

Fri

MN

Deer River

30

M

On dock, Bowstring Lake

Had been boating

Jeremy Joseph McCarty

10

6/9

Sat

VA

Campbell County

14

M

Field

Had been fishing

Jeremy Mosebrook

11

6/19

Tue

PA

York

24

M

Yard/driveway

Running home

Shawn Kelley

12

6/21

Thu

FL

Miami/Pinecrest

41

M

Yard/near tree

Landscaping

David Canales

13

6/23

Sat

TN

Overton County

47

M

Open field

Lean against motorcycle

George Wood Jr

14

6/25

Mon

GA

Cummings, Forsyth County

27

M

Unfinished house

Taking shelter

Jose DeJesus-Cruz

15

6/26

Tue

FL

Lynn Haven

57

F

Yard

Doing yard work

Lois Boyll

16

6/27

Wed

NY

Waterford

17

M

Near water

Standing by boat launch, had been swimming

Brandon Jones

17

6/27

Wed

MI

Detroit

68

M

Golf course

Playing golf

 

18

6/27

Wed

MD

Oxon Hill

18

F

Under tree

Waiting for bus

Shaneeka Cannon

19

6/30

Sat

GA

Tifton

23

M

Under tree

Taking shelter

Pablo Figueroa

 

7/1

Sun

FL

Jacksonville

 

M

Under tree

Walking

Cirilo Yanez

21

7/8

Sun

FL

Hialeah/Miami

40

M

Outside in neighborhood

Walking door to door selling books

Hailu Kidane Marian

22

7/9

Mon

MO

St. Louis

25

M

Near tree

Walking

Donald Weeks, III

23

7/15

Fri

AZ

Nazalini

21

M

Open/on bridge

Watching swollen river

 

24

7/21

Sat

FL

Deerfield Beach

36

M

In water

Scuba diving

Stephen Wilson

25

7/24

Tue

FL

Treasure Island

16

M

On beach

Heading for cover

Sam Santilli

26

7/24

Tue

TX

Vanderpool

50

M

Under tree

Standing, had been hiking

William Clardy

27

7/27

Fri

CO

Morrison

24

M

Open area

Running

Lucas Simmons

28

7/30

Mon

FL

Boca Raton

20

M

Open field

Playing soccer

Angel Villanueva

29

7/30

Mon

SC

Hilton Head

22

M

Beach

Walking

Michael Jurist

30

8/7

Tue

AL

Monroeville

61

M

Swamp

Logging

Johnny Montgomery

31

8/13

Mon

FL

Parkland

24

M

Open area near lake

Trimming weeds

Domingo Andres Francisco

32

8/16

Thu

KS

Topeka

70

F

Outside apartment

 

Viola Combs

33

8/17

Fri

NJ

Howell

45

F

Outside

Walking between car and restaurant

Cindy Osler

34

8/25

Sat

ME

Baxter State Park

24

M

Under tree

Camping

Evans Huber

35

8/26

Sun

GA

Alpharetta

15

M

Parking lot

Riding bicycle

Kevin Avalar

36

8/27

Mon

WI

Madison

75

M

Under tree

Golf

Francis Adams

37

8/29

Wed

TX

Port Arthur

25

M

On barge

Working

Brandon Jenkins

38

8/29

Wed

SC

Spartanburg

17

M

Open field

Soccer

Alexander Holbein

39

9/2

Sun

CO

Colorado Springs

21

M

Open, tent on mountain ridge

Camping

John Cowan, Jr.

40

9/8

Sat

NJ

West Milford

47

M

Boat

Fishing

Tony Gardner

41

9/10

Mon

FL

Fort Myers

53

M

Open, on pier

Fishing

Mike McCaffery

42

9/21

Sun

FL

Clewiston

49

M

Open field, vegetable farm

Walking back to van

Jose Manuel Perez

43

9/27

Tue

TX

Longview

53

M

Near/under tree

Outside home

Dennis Lee Harrison

44

10/7

Sun

TX

Danbury

30

M

Under tree

Riding four-wheeler

Joshua Keith Dyer

45

10/13

Sat

UT

Uinta Mountains near Kamas

60

M

Open/In tent

Camping with wood stove in tent

Gary Richter

Lightning Fatalities for 2007 by State

map showing lightning fatalities by state, see list below

2007 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age
Day Of Week
By Month
FL 11 Male 40 (89%) 0- 9 0  ( 0%) Sun 6 (13%)   2007 2006  NORMAL*
TX 6 Fem 5 (11%) 10-19 7  ( 16%) Mon 7 (16%) Jan
0
1
0
GA 3   20-29 16  (36%) Tue 8 (18%) Feb
0
0
0
CO 2   30-39 3  ( 7%) Wed 7 (16%)

Mar

1
0
1
MO 2   40-49 6  (13%) Thu 3 (7%) Apr
1
3
2
NJ 2   50-59 6  (13%) Fri 6 (13%) May
5
5
7
SC 2   60-69 4  (9%) Sat 8 (18%) Jun
12
10
14
AL 1   70-79 2  (4%)     Jul
10
16
18
AZ 1   80-89 0  ( 0%)     Aug
9
7
13
IL 1   Unknown 1  (2%)     Sep
5
4
6
KS 1           Oct
2
2
1
KY 1           Nov
-
0
0
MD 1           Dec
-
0
0
ME 1           Year
45
48
62
MI 1           * - Known Fatalities to date
MN 1            
MT 1            
NY 1            
OH 1            
PA 1            
TN 1            
UT 1            
VA 1            
WI 1            

*Normal is based on 30-yr average of 62 deaths per year (1977-2006) multiplied by the average monthly percentage of annual deaths from 1959-1994 as documented in NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-193 with Dec 1961 plane crash fatalities removed from the data.



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