Missouri man and his dog killed by lightning strike

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, June 26 2016 Jun 26, 2016 Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:07:00 PM CDT June 26, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

FESTUS (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man and his dog have died after being struck by lightning.

Lt. Gary Higginbotham of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch officials were called to a residence south of Festus around 5 p.m. Saturday. They found the 72-year-old man and his dog unresponsive outside.

It's not clear when the man was struck by lightning. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities haven't released his name.

 

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