Lightning Strikes 4 Girls at Popular Oklahoma Swimming Hole


According to police, four girls were hospitalized on Saturday following a lightning strike at a swimming hole in Mayes County, Oklahoma.

The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department confirmed that the four girls were transported to hospital Saturday morning, after being struck while swimming in Blue Hole Park at Saline Creek.

The girls were injured by lightning at 10:45 am when they were in the water.

Two girls were transported to Tulsa Hospital via ambulance and two others to Pryor Hospital by personal vehicles. According to police, their condition is unknown.

Oklahoma was experiencing scattered thunderstorms with small hail, gusty winds, and lightning at the time the lightning struck.

Blue Hole Park is famous for swimming in the summer. It’s located east of Salina. This weekend, parts of Oklahoma were under heat alerts due to the record-breaking heat.