Fla. roofer struck by lightning goes into cardiac arrest

EMS providers began CPR and transported him to a hospital; a second worker experienced numbness and tingling on the left side of his body


By Jessica Lipscomb
Naples Daily News, Fla.

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — A roofer suffered traumatic injuries Wednesday after being struck by lightning while working at a home in Bonita Springs.

Around 3:20 p.m., first responders were called to a house on Snowberry Lane, where they found the roofer had gone into cardiac arrest, according to Bonita Springs Assistant Fire Chief Greg DeWitt. EMS personnel began performing CPR, and the man was taken by ambulance to Lee Memorial Hospital.

DeWitt said a second worker also experienced numbness and tingling on the left side of his body and was taken to Lee Memorial as a precautionary measure.

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©2015 the Naples Daily News (Naples, Fla.)

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