Police: Lightning strikes man on balcony in Region 8

JOINER, AR (KAIT) – The Joiner Police Chief tells Region 8 News that a man was struck by lightning during severe weather that rolled through Region 8 Monday afternoon.

Joiner Police Chief Robert Yerbey said around 4pm a Joiner man was standing outside on his 2nd story balcony, when lightning struck a nearby tree and according to police traveled over to him.

Police say the man was transported to the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. His condition is unknown at this time.

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