BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Authorities say a young boy reported struck by lightning during storms in Bethlehem shows no signs of lightning-related injuries and may have simply fallen off his bike.
Emergency responders were originally told that the 6-year-old boy had been struck at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Argus Court.
Chief Mark DiLuzio said the boy apparently fell off his bike at the moment thunder crashed and lightning flashed, and neighbors thought he had been hit, but emergency responders found no sign of injuries associated with a lighting strike. The boy was treated for a lip injury, and DiLuzio said he is "doing fine."
In western Pennsylvania, emergency responders used boats to rescue residents from vehicles and homes during flash flooding as nearly 3 inches of rain fell in the region Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.