Firefighters say man was struck by lightning during severe storms

Firefighters say man was struck by lightning during severe storms

Firefighters say man was struck by lightning during severe storms

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 4:24 AM

OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) – On Thursday night a boater, in Oldham County, was rushed to University Hospital after firefighters say he was hit by lightning while in the middle of the river with four friends during the severe weather at about 5:30 p.m.

The North Oldham assistant fire chief tells WHAS11 that the other passengers were able to get the boat over to the shoreline at Harmony Landing near the floating restaurant called Heather's on the River.

The man was treated by EMS and taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

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