- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) - Fire officials say a girl is in the hospital after being struck by lightning on a coastal Alabama beach.

Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Glenn Stevens tells Al.com (https://bit.ly/1NMjxeU ) a 12-year-old girl was playing volleyball with a group of people Sunday afternoon on the Fort Morgan peninsula when she was hit by lightning. Fort Morgan is about 22 miles west of Gulf Shores.

Stevens says no other injuries were reported, but several people who were near the girl when she was struck said they had a difficult time hearing afterward.

Details on the extent of the girl’s injuries weren’t immediately available.

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