According to authorities, an incident occurred at the Fort Worth Police Department Training Facility in Fort Worth on Friday morning, resulting in injuries to one police cadet and two firefighters from the Fort Worth Fire Department. The injuries were caused by a lightning strike.
The police cadet, who was out for a run, was possibly struck by lightning in the ankle. They were promptly taken to the hospital and are currently in good condition.
The two firefighters suffered minor injuries from the same lightning strike while concluding a training exercise outdoors. Fortunately, their injuries were not severe enough to require hospitalization.
The lightning strike took place around 10:30 a.m. as a series of storms swept through North Texas that morning. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has warned of the possibility of scattered storms in the area later in the afternoon.
In an unrelated incident back in May, a father and son in Bosque County lost their lives due to a lightning strike. Matthew Boggs, the father, aged 34, was pronounced dead at the scene on May 15. His 6-year-old son, Grayson, passed away a month later after an extended hospital stay, according to the family.