Lightning strike kills NE Pa. family's horse
Posted: September 14, 2013 - 4:19am

HOP BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who lost one of his horses in a lightning storm this week wants to warn others about what his family has learned the hard way. When there is a storm, bring your animals inside.

Richard Williams of Hop Bottom tells WNEP-TV his family's 15-year-old horse, Lady, was killed as powerful storms went through the area Wednesday night.

He said Lady and another horse, 8-year-old Brave, were cooling off in the storm under their favorite tree when lightning struck. His veterinarian confirmed that's what killed the horse.

Williams said he learned too late that while many humans survive lightning strikes, it's almost always fatal in horses.

Lady was buried Thursday, near her favorite tree.

Williams said he plans to buy another horse to keep Brave company.

The Latest

Breaking NewsSuspect in alleged rape of special-needs girl jailed on $75G bail

UPDATED 7:47pm - BERWICK — A man wanted for the alleged rape of a special-needs...

Breaking NewsPolice: Benton-area man danced naked in view of passing motorists

UPDATED 7:46pm - By LEON BOGDANPress Enterprise WriterBENTON TWP. — Motorists...

Breaking NewsFire guts brick home in Briar Creek

6:46pm - BRIAR CREEK — A two-story, century-old brick home, scene of a...

Front PageMan, 74, allegedly raped girl

Naked photo of child on suspect’s lost phone led to arrest, police say

Front PageCarriage house roof burns

Burning debris likely spread, sparked fire in century-old Almedia building, chief says