Man struck by lightning near Fresno, authorities say

A 36-year-old man was being treated at a Fresno hospital Friday after being struck by lightning, authorities said.

A deputy found the man unresponsive about 11:16 a.m. at the corner of Manning and Grantland avenues in Raisin City after responding to a report of a man injured, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The deputy performed CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived, and the unidentified man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center.

Doctors said the man had “injuries consistent with a lightning strike,” including “an entry wound … near his left armpit and exit wounds on his feet,” the sheriff’s statement said.

Investigators later determined the man had gone to the area to seek employment at an oil derrick. 

Sheriff’s officials said there were no witnesses to the accident. 


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