Video: Man struck by lightening while walking dogs

man struck by lightning, Texas

The footage shows the three terrified dogs running away.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 11:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 1:06 PM

A fortunate man from Texas, US, has lived to tell the chilling moments when he was hit by a bolt of lightening while walking his dogs.
Alexander Coreas was captured on surveillance camera being struck by lightening and collapsing on the sidewalk.   
The footage shows the three terrified dogs running away as Coreas, 27-year-old mechanic, fell unconscious on the ground. Fortunately, three people see Coreas lying unresponsive and rush to his aide until paramedics arrive.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by Coreas' family, Bill Wilson, a vet technician at the hospital which shared the surveillance footage, found him without a heartbeat.

Wilson along with other two employees of the hospital administered CPR on Coreas until they could find a pulse. "His shoes and his socks got blown off his feet," Daily Mail quoted one of the hospital employees as saying in ABC 13.
Coreas suffered fractured ribs, a fractured temporal bone, swollen eye, bruising, and several muscle ruptures while a hole was left on the ground where lightning struck.
"I'm lucky to be alive, and I just want to go on living my life," Coreas said.


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