A teenage boy has died following a lightning strike near Port Stephens yesterday evening.
Emergency services were called to the scene at about 5.10pm, following reports from witnesses that a boy had been hit by lightning as he came out of the water at One Mile Beach.
Officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command found the 15-year-old on the beach but he died at the scene.
It is believed that the the boy was from the Beresfield/Thornton region and was staying at the One Mile caravan park with friends.
An investigation is underway into the incident and a report will be prepared by police for the information of the Coroner.
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