Long Island, NY Lightning Strikes, Aug 1937

LIGHTNING KILLS 3 AT NEW YORK BEACHES.

New York, Aug. 8 (AP) - Lightning killed three persons and injured nine, three of them seriously, at two Long Island beaches today.
One bolt fell upon a large beach umbrella under which a group of 11 bathers had taken refuge from the rain at Jacob Reis Park.
WALTER FOLWASMY, 23, and STANLEY MACIEJCZYK, 17, both of Brooklyn, were killed instantly, and CARL FAURIZZI, 54, Brooklyn, and his two daughters, HELEN, 18, and GLORIA, 9, were taken to Kings County Hospital with severe burns.
Another bolt struck a small shed on the beach at Jamaica Bay, Roxbury, killing ROBERT ANDREWS, JR., 9. The boy's father and four other men under the shed were uninjured.

Gazette and Daily York Pennsylvania 1937-08-09