Man injured by lightning strike

By Matthew Mckew

Friday, July 18, 2014


Man injured by lightning strike

Isle of Wight photographer Keith Allso caputured his picture of the storms. Picture courtesy of Keith Allso via Twitter @dolphiniow.

A MAN was thrown across a room after lightning hit the fixtures of a window, as powerful storms hit the Isle of Wight overnight.

The incident occurred at around 1.13am and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service took the person to St Mary's Hospital.

The extent of his injuries is not yet known.

Firefighters also attended to check the building.

At around 12.40am, a 4m by 4m section of roof felt came off a building on Avenue Road, Sandown, due to strong winds.

A spokesman for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "The first thing we had to do was establish where the roof felt had come from. We then checked the structural integrity of the residential premises."

Fire crews were also dispatched to Morton Brook, Yarbridge, to secure a fallen street lamp before Island Roads could attend.


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