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Lightning - a huge atmospheric electrical discharge - hitting the individual results in:

  • massive DC countershock
  • death in 30% of victims

Nearly all deaths follow immediate arrest.

If there are multiple victims following a lightning shock, the unconscious should be attended first.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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