UPDATE: Names released in Bradford County lightning strike incident

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UPDATE 7/7/20 @ 2:00 pm: In an open field, an aggressive and rapid storm came through the area with violent lightning.  While in the field all four males sought shelter under a large wooden platform with a wooden deer blind on top. 

Lightning struck the stand traveling downward to an aluminum ladder which 43-year-old, Jason Gamba, and 34-year-old Craig Keleman, were in direct contact with killing both Gamba and Keleman. 

Gamba is a resident of Havertown, Pa and Keleman is from Philadelphia, Pa.

Both men were pronounced dead on the scene at 2:35 PM. 

Two survivors who were not directly touching Gamba or Keleman, or the ladder, were transported to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Trauma Center for observation. 

The two survivors were John Maiale and his son Joseph Maiale both from Franklin Square, NY. 

All four were working on the deer stand at the time of the storm.


GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Four men were struck by lightning and two of them died in Granville Township.

The other two men were taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The coroner tells Eyewitness News it happened around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in a field off Route 514. He says the men were standing in an open field under a wooden treestand when they were struck.

The coroner says the two men who died are from southern Pennsylvania. One of the two survivors is from New York.

Their identities have not been released.

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