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Texan survives being hit by lightning twice

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:27 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013

SAINT JO, Texas (AP) — An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas.

Casey Wagner said Sunday that doctors told him a tingling feeling would last for about a week.

KTVT-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1g5mf18 ) reports Wagner was at an off-road competition in Saint Jo, 85 miles northwest of Dallas, when storms arrived.

The 31-year-old Wagner was under a tree when he was hit by lightning. He dropped to his knees then he was struck again. Wagner says he saw sparks during the strikes.

A nurse who happened to be nearby cared for Wagner until he was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Wagner says he believes God kept him alive — and he plans to start going to church more.


Information from: KTVT-TV, http://dfw.cbslocal.com

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SueH wrote:
"I've seen the light! I've seen the light! Hallelujah, Lord, I've seen the light"
on October 28,2013 | 08:57AM
Makua wrote:
The experts say to stay away from trees during a lightning storm. Find low spots on the ground and lay down flat. Get rid of any metal on you - pierced or worn.
on October 28,2013 | 11:32AM
Was his off-road vehicle a car or a bike? If a car-he would have fared much better than under a tree. LOL
on October 28,2013 | 05:16PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Third time's a charm!
on October 28,2013 | 12:05PM
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