Brian Hamacher

Man Hospitalized After Lightning Strike in Pembroke Pines

A man was hospitalized after a lightning strike in Pembroke Pines Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to the scene in the 8600 block of Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines Police said.

Police said the man, a landscaper in his mid to late 40s or early 50s, was holding a shovel at the time of the strike.

There were no outward signs of a lightning strike such as burn marks but he became immediately unresponsive and was found in cardiac arrest after lightning struck the area, police said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where his exact condition was unknown.

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