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U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2017: 15

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim, linked to media story

1 5/7 Sun CO Douglas County 37 F Open Field Near Tree Riding Horse Laura Miller
2 5/17 Wed FL Jensen Beach 46 M Near pool area Construction Guadalupe Salinas
3 6/27 Tue FL Pembroke Pines 34 M Construction site Construction Edwin Ramos Jarquin Armas
4 6/29 Thu FL Ft. Myers 0 M Outside home Mother walking Owen Davidson
5 7/3 Mon TX Midland 43 M Outside home Sitting on wall David Ortiz
6 7/10 Mon FL Baker 35 M Under tree Camping Jeremy Harper
7 7/11 Tue NC Jacksonville, MCAS 23 M Tarmac Working on aircraft Sylar James
8 7/18 Tue NC Sanford 39 M Sheltering under tree Walking to store David Everette
9 7/21 Fri AL Lee County, Lake Harding 34 M On lake Boating Toby Burrow
10 7/26 Wed AL Dothan 16 M On porch under tree Stepped onto porch Aron Eugene Dunn
11 7/28 Fri FL Satellite Beach 35 M Beach Walking on beach Lamar Rayfield
12 8/2 Wed OH Brewster 82 M In field outside home Dumping load of dirt Richard Lutes
13 8/13 Sun CO Telluride 24 M Mountain trail Biking John Daniel Huisjen
14 8/26 Sat AL Gulf Shores 24 M Beach Beach Activities Taylor Harsh
15 9/5 Tue PR Juana Diaz 63 M Boat at beach Fishing Roberto Collazo Porrata
16 9/20 Wed TX Friendswood 65 M Golf Course Golfing Michael Ibarguen
 

Lightning Fatalities 2017 by State

lightning fatalities by state, see list below for text equivalent

2017 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State

Gender

Age*

Day Of Week*

By Month

AL 3 F 1 (6%) 0-9 1 (7%) Sun 2 (13%)   2017 16 15 14 13 12 11 10

09

08

07

10 Yr Avg

CO 2 M 15 (94%) 10-19 1 (7%) Mon 2 (13%) Jan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

FL 5   20-29 3 (20%) Tue 4 (25%) Feb

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

NC 2   30-39 6 (40%) Wed 4 (25%) Mar

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

1

OH 1   40-49 2 (13%) Thu 1 (6%) Apr

0

4

2

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

1

1

PR 1   50-59 0 (0%) Fri 2 (13%) May

2

1

4

5

5

0

1

4

2

2

5

3

TX 2   60-69 2 (13%) Sat 1 (6%) Jun

2

4

11

3

2

3

5

7

12

10

14

7

      70-79 0 (0%)     Jul

7

12

5

9

6

13

9

11

11

14

10

10

      80-89 1 (6%)     Aug

13

4

5

4

7

6

4

3

0

9

5

              Sep

2

3

2

3

5

2

4

2

4

1

5

3

              Oct

 

0

 

1

 

1

1

1

1

0

2

1

              Nov

 

0

 

0

 

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

              Dec

 

1

 

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

              Year 16

40

28

26

23

29

26

29

35 29 47

31*

*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Known Fatalities to date
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2007 to 2016. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

Male_Female fatalties pictogram. See table above for list.

Fatality statistics for past years