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Northland girl struck by lightning upgraded to good condition

A 4-year-old girl who was struck by lightning in Cherry on Sunday was upgraded to good condition at a Duluth hospital Tuesday. Ava Mott is being treated at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center after being struck while being carried by her fa...

A 4-year-old girl who was struck by lightning in Cherry on Sunday was upgraded to good condition at a Duluth hospital Tuesday.

Ava Mott is being treated at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center after being struck while being carried by her father, Jay, at about 2 p.m. at a baseball field near the Cherry Town Hall during a Little League tournament. Ava was reported in fair condition Monday.

Jay Mott, 51, of Virginia remained in critical condition Tuesday at St. Mary's in Duluth, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

At the time of the lightning strike, Mott was taking his daughter to the family's van after the Little League game they were watching was delayed due to the weather. He suffered cardiac arrest after the strike and was treated at the field. He was taken to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing before being transferred to Duluth.

Meanwhile, a 12-year-old Duluth boy who also was struck by lightning on Sunday - at Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth - remained in fair condition Tuesday at St. Mary's.

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Nathan Burke was hit by lightning at about 4 p.m. Sunday near the driving range at the golf course. He initially was reported to be in critical condition at the hospital.

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