Boy struck by lightning no longer in intensive care

24-05-2010

A 16-year-old boy who was struck by lightning in the Trutnov area at the weekend has recovered consciousness and is no longer in intensive care, a hospital spokeswoman has said, saying he would be transferred to a standard bed. The boy’s condition stabilised on Sunday and continued to improve. He had suffered burns to 15 percent of his body when he and friend were both struck in the outdoors on Saturday. The other minor is also in stable condition. The accident happened in difficult terrain, with one of the injured boys regaining consciousness and calling for help on his cell phone. Both were transferred to separate hospitals helicopter. Last year the Czech Republic saw a number of similar such incidents.