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Lightning strike kills Hiawatha woman

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Saturday's storms killed an eastern Iowa woman.

42-year-old Rebecca McCarty died after being struck by lightning early Saturday evening at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area near Palo in Linn County.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says McCarty was camping with friends and family when she was hit by lightning as she was walking between camping spots.

The DNR says it happened just after after 5:30 p.m.

McCarty was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids where she was pronounced dead.

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