Abilene
90° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Brownwood
93° F
Clear
Clear
San Angelo
87° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Texan survives being hit by lightning twice

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:22:36 PM CST
Updated On: Oct 28 2013 02:36:58 PM CDT
TX Man surviving lightning strikes
SAINT JO, Texas (AP) -

An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same North Texas storm.
    
Casey Wagner said Sunday that doctors told him to expect a tingling feeling to remain for about a week.
    
Wagner on Saturday was at an off-road competition in Saint Jo, 85 miles northwest of Dallas, when storms arrived.
    
The 31-year-old Wagner was under a tree when he was hit by lightning, dropped to his knees - then he was struck again. Wagner says he saw sparks during the strikes.
    
A nurse who happened to be nearby cared for Wagner until he was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.
    
Wagner says he believes God kept him alive - and he plans to start going to church more.