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Pennsylvania Man Survives Lightning Strike at Campsite

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:13 pm
by Todd
Pennsylvania Man Survives Lightning Strike at Campsite

Published May 16, 2011

Associated Press

INDUSTRY, Pa. -- Police say a Pennsylvania man has survived a lighting strike while helping set up tents for a Boy Scout outing.

Police in the town of Industry say the 49-year-old man was standing by a tree hit when he was struck by a bolt of lightning at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Industry officer Aaron Lopez says the man and others were moving scouts and camping supplies off the site as a thunderstorm approached.

Lopez says no children were nearby when the man was struck. The man was up and walking around when police arrived, though he was treated later at a hospital for a wound where the lightning bolt apparently exited his body.

Police are not identifying the man.

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