NEW YORK — A man hit by lightning at a park in New York’s Hudson Valley died Saturday, a hospital spokesman said, while four other people injured by the same strike remained hospitalized.

The 50-year-old man succumbed to his injuries around 1 a.m. Saturday at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, according to Tim Massie, a senior vice president at hospital operator Health Quest. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released as the hospital and authorities worked to locate his family.

The victims, ranging in age from 46 to 55, were gathered around a bench at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie when a fast-moving thunderstorm hit around 4 p.m. Friday, police said.

Emergency responders found three people unresponsive, two others conscious but injured, and some belongings on fire.

Two 46-year-old men remained in intensive care Saturday at the Vassar hospital with burns and internal injuries, Massie said. He said one of the victims was doing well enough that he could be moved from intensive care within about two days, while the other was more gravely hurt and would likely remain longer in the ICU.

Police said two other, less gravely injured people were taken to another hospital; a hospital spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call Saturday about their conditions.

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