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Teen struck by lightning in Weber County expected to recover

Published September 2, 2012 4:54 pm
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A 13-year-old boy who was struck by lightning while hunting Saturday is expected to recover.

Weber County sheriff's deputies said the teen was alert and talking to family Sunday in a hospital room at Primary Children's Medical Center.

The teen and a 25-year-old relative were hunting doves on a trail near 3500 West and 4000 North in Plain City when a thunderstorm blew in Saturday afternoon.

The two made a run for the trail parking lot when they were struck by lightning. The teen was later flown in critical condition to Primary Children's.

The 25-year-old suffered some injuries but was also going to be all right, deputies said.

jstecklein@sltrib.com

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