Man survives lightning strike in Pawleys Island - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

SC man survives lightning strike

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (AP) - Authorities say a man has survived after being struck by lightning in Pawleys Island.

Midway Fire Rescue spokesman Bob Beebe says the man was working outside Tuesday afternoon when a bolt of lightning hit a tree, then jumped to him.

Beebe says the man was conscious and taken to a hospital. His name and condition was not released.

Beebe says the tree took the brunt of the strike and was split at the top.

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