Posted: May 9, 2013 10:12 PM by Mike Powers - MTN News
Updated: May 10, 2013 8:52 AM
RAVALLI COUNTY - A 22-year-old man was struck by lightning Thursday night on Three Mile Creek Road in Ravalli County.
The man was changing irrigation pipe when the lightning struck the pipe and was transferred to the victim's upper body, local fire Chief Russ Geise said. The victim then drove himself to a nearby house for help. That is when a called was made to 911 for help.
The man was Life Flighted to a Missoula hospital with what Geise believes are second degree burns.