Pawleys Island man struck by lightning, hospitalized

File photo
File photo

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - A man was taken to the hospital after being struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm in Georgetown County on Tuesday.

Midway Fire Department Corporal Bob Beebe said the man was struck while he working in his back yard in the 300 block of Fieldgate Circle.  The man told rescue responders the lightning bolt struck the tree first, before entering through his head and exiting through his feet.

Beebe said the victim was alert and aware while en route to Waccamaw Community Hospital for treatment.  The victim was, however, complaining of tingling in his feet. 

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