Woman struck by lightning at Casco resort

CASCO — A person was struck by lightning at Point Sebago Resort in Casco at 5:27 p.m. on Sunday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office reported that three people had been affected by a lightning strike during the severe thunderstorms that passed through the Lake Region area.

Erin Ledoux, 25, of Nashua, N.H. had been near a pine tree along the edge of Sebago Lake with two friends watching the storm when the pine tree was struck by a lightning bolt. The strike threw Ledoux and the others airborne. Ledoux was thrown into the rocks and a concrete barrier at the water’s edge and was pulled from the lake unconscious by the others on the scene. She regained consciousness, was treated at the scene by Casco Rescue personnel and transported to Bridgton Hospital, where she was reported in stable condition on Monday.

The two other subjects involved sustained no injury and did not require transport to the hospital for medical treatment.

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