LAVACA (KFSM) – A Lavaca man was sent to the hospital after a lightning strike on Friday (Aug. 29), according to Lavaca Police Chief Phil Beshoner.
The man was outside taking flowers off of his porch to prepare for the storm when lightning struck a tree in his neighbor’s yard about 30 yards away. The static charge from the strike led to the man being sent to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, according to Big Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Noel.
The static charge knocked the man unconscious for a short time, but he is expected to make a full recovery according to Noel, who was at the hospital with him.
The individual was on AR 255 when the lightning struck, Beshoner said.
Noel and police responded to the lightning strike after 1 p.m., according to officials.
The identity of the man is unknown at this time.