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Lightning strikes tree; student taken to hospital
Georgia Southern football staff lock up the practice facility Wednesday after lightning strikes a pine tree next to the field, right, and forces an evacuation during practice. One student athlete close to the lightning strike was taken to the hospital and released soon afterward. The student's name was not available Wednesday.
A Georgia Southern University student athlete at football practice Wednesday afternoon was rushed to the hospital after lightning struck a nearby tree. At first, it was suspected that the student, a scout team player whose name was not immediately available, had been struck by lightning, but the early reports were false. It has not been determined whether the player lost consciousness, but a GSU statement said he “suffered the effects of a lightning strike near his vicinity.”
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