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Man struck by lightning in Lenoir County

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LENOIR COUNTY - Emergency managers in Lenoir County say a 33-year old man was struck by lightning while working on a livestock building on a farm.

It happened off of N.C. 55 West Thursday afternoon. When Lenoir County EMS arrived on the scene he was in cardiac arrest.

The man was transported to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and was then airlifted to the burn unit at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center.

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