Teen Hit by Lightning While Working on Computer
August 6, 2004
Council Bluffs , Iowa -A lightning
strike surprised a teenager while he was working on his computer
during an evening thunderstorm.
Mike Bergeron, 15, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was in the basement
of the home about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday when lightning struck the
roof of the family's house, traveled through the electrical lines
to the computer and shocked him.
His Mother, Linda Bergeron said the
impact of the strike sent her son flying about 5 feet backward.
His sister was heading downstairs at the time and heard him fall.
"He was unconscious when she found
him," said his mother.
Mike was taken to the hospital and
spent time in the cardiac care unit. He was released the next morning
but is currently receiving outpatient care.
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