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19-year-old revived after being struck by lightning in Boulder County

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A 19-year-old man was revived after being struck by lightning in Boulder County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff, a woman called 911 around 2:30 p.m. saying her boyfriend had been struck by lightning. The pair had been camping in the Ruby Gulch area off of Forest Service Road 328E.

The woman immediately began trying to resuscitate her boyfriend as she called 911. She then got him into the car and drove to the Peak to Peak Highway, where she met emergency medics.

“Rescue personnel from the Nederland Fire and Indian Peaks Fire protection districts continued to render medical aid to the man until they were met by AMR Ambulance. The man was subsequently transported to a local Boulder hospital for treatment. At the time he was transported, he was conscious and breathing,” the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

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