Jamaica College footballer hospitalized after lightning strike

By September 16, 2019

A member of the Jamaica College Manning Cup Football team was rushed to hospital evening following a lightning strike that felled five players during a match in the ISSA Manning Cup competition against Wolmers’ Boys at Stadium East in Kingston on Monday.

Shortly after 5:00 pm, about seven minutes before the end of play and Wolmer’s leading 2-1, several players from both schools fell to the ground when lightning struck the Stadium East field.

Medical personnel raced to their aid and rushed the JC player to the hospital where doctors treated him for his injuries. Ian Forbes, a board member at JC, confirmed that doctors were examining the JC player.

A player from Wolmer’s, who also appeared to have been injured, was reportedly walking around and speaking shortly afterwards, an eyewitness told Sportsmax.TV.

 

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