A 43-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital after being struck by lightning in Port St. John Thursday afternoon.
Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the 6300 block of Arborwood Avenue at 3:07 p.m. as a severe weather system began moving through the area.
The patient told rescuers that she was inside a barn when the lightning strike occurred. The patient was treated at the scene and transported by ground to Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge. Her injuries were not considered immediately life-threatening.
The National Weather Service reports that to date, 21 people have been killed by lightning strikes in the United States. Hundreds more are permanently injured.
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