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Man survives lightning strike in Adams County

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) – A man survived getting struck by lightning at a track meet at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Forty-year-old Chip Wiman took cover underneath a tree a few feet from a shelter where about 200 people were taking cover from a storm Friday evening.

Adams County Fire spokesman Terrance O’Neill says lightning struck the tree and used Wiman as a conductor as it traveled up through the ground.

The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/oRedSx ) reports Wiman suffered second- and third-degree burns. He told the paper the bolt left a trail of singed hair on his leg where the lightning traveled through his body and an exit wound on a part of his body that had been in contact with the tree.


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