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Man Knocked Unconscious After Near Miss Lightning Strike

Jun 7, 2020, 2:51 PM | Updated: 3:20 pm
Credit: Sgt. Spencer Cannon...
Credit: Sgt. Spencer Cannon
EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — A man was airlifted to a local hospital after lightning struck near him in Utah County, knocking him unconscious.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said a man and woman were walking on a trail near Orrin Circle in Eagle Mountain around 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses said they saw a bolt of lightning strike right behind where the man was.

The man was knocked unconscious. Officials said he seemed to have “pretty significant” problems moving when he finally regained consciousness.

“To say he’s lucky to be alive is probably an understatement,” said Cannon.

Cannon said the woman was also impacted, but not nearly as badly as her husband.

The status of her injuries was not made known.

The Unified Fire Department responded to the scene.

A LifeFlight helicopter from Intermountain Healthcare was called in to fly the man to the hospital.

The man and woman’s identities have not been released.

Officials said the man is expected to survive.

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