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Boy burned by lightning strike

Published On: Jun 27 2013 06:27:49 AM CDT

RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. -

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy has been burned by a lightning strike in central Wisconsin.

Rib Mountain fire officials told WSAW-TV the boy was on a motorcycle Wednesday about 6:30 p.m. near Edgar when his father saw lightning strike his son. The father ran over to the boy and began CPR. He then put him in a car, started heading to the hospital and called 911.

An ambulance met them en route and took the child to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was transferred to another hospital, which was not identified. There's no immediate word on his condition.

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