Updated: Swimmer struck by lightning off Kitty Hawk remains in critical condition

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The 23-year old man hospitalized after he was struck by lightning Friday afternoon while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off Kitty Hawk remains in critical condition.

The incident happened near the Kitty Hawk Road intersection around 2:50 p.m., as a thunderstorm that developed over the Albemarle Sound moved across the northern beaches.

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