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If Someone Is Hit By Lightning

People who have been struck by lightning are safe to handle - they don't carry an electrical charge.

Call for help. Get someone to dial 9-1-1.

Being struck by lightning can cause burns or nervous system damage, broken bones and loss of hearing and eyesight. It is a very serious emergency.

If you know how, give first aid. If you know how and the person has stopped breathing, begin rescue breathing. If their heart has stopped beating, and you know how, give CPR.

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