Man reportedly struck by lightning at Urunga

UPDATE: THE man, aged 49, was thought to be standing near where lightning had struck but was not directly hit.

A Mid North Coast Local Health District spokeswoman said the man was discharged from Coffs Harbour Base Hospital about 5pm yesterday.


ORIGINAL: THERE have been unconfirmed reports a man was struck by lightning at Urunga yesterday afternoon.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called about 2.55pm to High St to treat a man with pains to his arm.

The spokesman said it was suggested the man had been shocked, but was not confirmed.

He was transported to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.