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Grotto Bay man hit by lightning

A local man is lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Sunday.

According to a source, the man was standing inside when the lightning struck, coming through a window at the boat rental concession of Grotto Bay Hotel.

The Royal Gazette understands the man was taken to the Lambe Foggo Urgent Care Canter in St David's where his heart momentarily stopped beating, before he was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

The man has been moved from the intensive care unit to a general ward and is expected to be released tomorrow.

Lightning also struck at the RUBiS Causeway gas station in Hamilton Parish, according to a post by the RUBiS Bermuda page on Facebook on Sunday.

“As a result of lightning strike causing damage to key equipment,” read the post, “RUBiS Causeway will be unable to serve fuel until midday tomorrow (Monday, September 16).”

A subsequent comment by RUBiS confirmed repairs had been made and the gas station was up and running as usual by 1pm yesterday.

Lightning strikes can often enter a home through a window, door or even telephone line. If you are inside during a lightning storm, the American Weather Service advises staying off corded phones, while keeping clear of all windows, doors, plumbing and concrete walls.

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Published September 17, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 17, 2013 at 3:01 pm)

Grotto Bay man hit by lightning

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