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Man ‘shocks’ Doctors by Surviving Billion-volt Lightning Strike

by Medindia Content Team on  January 28, 2008 at 7:43 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Man ‘shocks’ Doctors by Surviving Billion-volt Lightning Strike
A British man trounced death after surviving a billion-volt lightning strike on his head.

Darren Milne was hit by a 14,000mph bolt that tossed him to the ground, shredded his shirt and destroyed his trainers.
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Darren's wife Vicky rushed to him, and feared that he was dead after seeing blood oozing from an open wound on his head.

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But, as she embraced Darren, shouting his name repeatedly, he opened his eyes and cried: "I can hear you."

And the 41-year-old left doctors shocked after making a full recovery in just a week.

"He is very lucky - he could have been boiled alive," The Sun quoted a doctor, as saying.

The lightning struck Darren when he and Vicky were exploring the weird 100ft Hoodoo rock formations at Bryce Canyon, Utah.

"Suddenly a storm blew in and it started to hailstone so I made a snowball out of the stuff. Then I heard this loud crack. I woke up on the ground in a complete daze," he said.

Vicky added: "I thought Darren was dead. There was a smell of burnt flesh and all his hair was singed. When he said 'I can hear you', I cried with relief."

Source: ANI
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