Ariz. Golfer Struck by Lightning, Survives

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0  Updated at 7:51 am, July 28th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PRESCOTT, Ariz.) — An Arizona man had to be resuscitated after being struck by lightning during a golf game on Thursday. According to the Prescott Daily Courier, 75-year-old Ray Row was on his 18th hole at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Ariz., when he was hit by lightning.

When Row wasn’t responsive, two nearby golfing partners started CPR and called for help.

“He was not breathing and had no pulse,” Rob Zazueta of the Chino Valley Fire District told the Prescott Daily Courier. “We got a pulse right before he was loaded on the gurney.”

Row is reportedly in stable condition at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz.

Row was struck by lightning just three days after a married couple were killed by a lighting strike at the LeFevre Scenic Outlook in Fredonia, Arizona. A teenage boy was also injured in that lightning strike.

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