• Struck by lightning, man has scars but survives

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    NAMPA, Idaho -  A man in Idaho was struck by lightning while riding an all-terrain vehicle, and survived.  


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    "Ryan got off of his four wheeler, went under a tree to protect himself from the hail...was looking at a map on his phone and that's when it all happened," the victim's wife Heather Cross told NBC affiliate KTVB in Boise.

    Ryan Cross managed to survive the lightning bolt that sent electricity flowing through his body.

    Pictures from the hospital in Nampa show the path the lightning took:  The red stripe starts at his head, runs down his chest and exits through his back.  The bolt was so powerful it shredded his clothing and left it hot to the touch. 

    Doctors don't yet know what his long term prognosis is but so far he's recovering well.

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