ANCRAM, N.Y. - A 26-year-old man who was struck by lightning at the Lake Taghkanic State
Park in Columbia County has died.
Officials say Daniel Quirk, of Millbrook in Dutchess County, went into cardiac
arrest and was sent to Columbia Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Albany Medical Center where he died.
Quirk was struck during Sunday afternoon's thunderstorms when a tree he was
seeking shelter near was struck by lightning in the Lake Taghkanic State Park in Ancram.