Man struck by lightning in Midvaal

Illustration photo: This photo of an electrical storm over Midvaal was taken by Photographer Cobus van Zyl

 

A man, believed to be in his late thirties, had to be resuscitated yesterday afternoon after he was struck by lightning in Midvaal.

 

Werner Vermaak, spokesperson for ER24, reports that at approximately 4pm yesterday, the man was rushed to the Midvaal fire station by bystanders. They explained to fire fighters and ER24 paramedics that he was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree. Paramedics found that he barely showed signs of life and was resuscitated on scene. A short while later his vital signs returned and he was placed on life support. Paramedics rushed him to Sebokeng Hospital for further medical care.

 

“Seek proper shelter during thunderstorms and avoid trees, large metal objects or open fields,” is ER24’s advice.

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