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Man struck by lightning in Columbia County dies

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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.

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