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Football Player Killed By Lightning Strike

1:41 PM, Oct 6, 2005   |    comments
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COCONUT CREEK, FL -- A High School football player in South Florida was killed after getting struck by lightning. Several others were hurt. 15-year-old Schaffner Noel was struck in the chest. He was taking part in a football game Wednesday afternoon between Monarch High School and Pompano High School. Another player and a cheerleader who were standing next to Noel, were hurt. Officials say they were hospitalized in serious but stable condition. They also say a police officer also fell down and ten other students were treated for cuts, bruises and abrasions. School officials said they had called off the football game when the storm began, and the students were coming off the field when the player was struck.

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