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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Marine Killed by Lightning
NC-based Marine killed by lightning strike while working on Osprey
CBS WNCN News
July 17, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Marine stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River died after being struck by lightning while working on an MV-22 Osprey aircraft on July 11, according to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Corp. Skyler James, a tilt-rotor mechanic assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, and another Marine were struck by lightning while working on the aircraft.
Following the incident, they were transported to Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital where they were evaluated for serious injuries.
The other Marine was released, while James was subsequently transported to UNC Health Center for further treatment.
Following several days of treatment and evaluation, James was declared dead.