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Man Struck By Lightning at Lake Taghkanic
Hudson Valley YNN ^

Posted on 07/07/2013 6:18:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway

One man is injured, after he was struck by lightning at Lake Taghkanic in Columbia County. It happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

Emergency officials said that the 26-year old from Millbrook man was on the beach at the lake when severe storms rolled through. Park officials evacuated the beaches as the storms began, but not before the man was hit.

"One particular man was standing under a tree when lightning struck that tree, and jumped off and struck him. It caused him to go into cardiac arrest. They did regain a pulse on him, and he is stable at Columbia Memorial Hospital at this time,” said Captian Michael Cappuchilli, Lake Taghkanic Park Police.

No other injuries have been reported as a result of Sunday's heavy rains.


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1 posted on 07/07/2013 6:18:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

When you’re struck from above at Lake Taghkanic,
jump in the lake, shout and panic.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 6:23:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

So, it just wasn’t his day?


3 posted on 07/07/2013 6:34:02 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I was 3 when my Ma told me not to stand under a tree ...during a lightning storm ...


4 posted on 07/07/2013 6:38:41 PM PDT by sushiman ( .)
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I think I was 3 when my Ma told me not to stand under a tree ...during a lightning storm ...

Unfortunately, I have heard, that people who survive lightning strikes, often times, die early deaths, from the long term problems they are left with after the strike.

5 posted on 07/07/2013 6:56:54 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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“Unfortunately, I have heard, that people who survive lightning strikes, often times, die early deaths, from the long term problems they are left with after the strike.”

My husband was the Republican Chairman of our county and we had a fine Republican man running for county judge. He was on his property one day, repairing a barbed wire fence and lightning struck him going in his hand/arm and through his body and came out his foot. He had a burn on his hand and foot and appeared to be okay other than that. The next week, his heart stopped and he was dead.

It was too late to take his name off the ballot and enough people voted for him even though he was dead, that he almost beat the Democrat candidate. The Democrat candidate took that as a sign that he had to run the county thinking of both groups of people who voted for him and for the fine deceased man.

A lightning strike affects cell function and the damage may not show up until later.


6 posted on 07/07/2013 7:36:59 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Mark17

Unfortunately, I have heard, that people who survive lightning strikes, often times, die early deaths, from the long term problems they are left with after the strike.
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Many years ago, professional golfer Lee Trevino was sheltering under a large tree shortly after a sudden downpour had occurred. He was sitting on the ground when lightning struck the tree and the energy glanced to him.

Far as I know, he only had short term problems and then picked up playing golf again. Still alive a kicking these decades later; and living in El Paso.

...In the ‘90s at my golf club, a big rain suddenly came up just after my group had finished our round. From the large windows in the 19th hole, we were watching the folks on the green below the clubhouse, as they tried to finish and get inside to wait out the rain.

Lightning struck about 100 feet away from the green and all 4 of the players went down like they had been clubbed. That was when everyone had metal spikes on their shoes. The wet ground allowed the power to move to the metal spikes and knocked them silly. A couple of the guys had minor burns on the bottom of their feet, but all managed to get to the 19th hole.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 2:42:55 AM PDT by octex
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