Monday 17 May 2021

El Salvador: Lightning Kills Olympic Surfing Hopeful While Training

Katherine Diaz was practicing near her home at the Pacific coast beach of El Tunco in El Salvador when she was hit by lightning on Friday

Q24N – El Salvador’s top women surfer and Tokyo Olympics hopeful, Katherine Diaz Hernandez, has been killed by lightning on a beach.

Katherine Hernandez was one of El Salvador’s best surfers. Photo from Twitter @ISAsurfing

She was preparing for May’s International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surf Games, which will serve as a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.

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The 22-year-old was practicing near her home at the Pacific coast beach of El Tunco when she was hit by lightning on Friday.

According to reports, Diaz had entered the water to start a training session when she was struck. Emergency services tried to revive her on the beach, but the attempts were unsuccessful.

Tributes have been paid to the young surfer.

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