AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - Aiken Public Safety dispatch confirms that a person was struck by lightning Monday at an apartment complex on Carriage Drive. That's located behind H. Odell Weeks Park. The call came in at around 1:30 p.m.
Neighbors told FOX 54 they heard a loud 'boom' and saw the man struggling to get off the ground.
"Basically we look out the window and we happen to see him getting up and holding his head. He was really bothered and distraught and he looked hurt. He looked really badly hurt," explained Janelle Robinson.
Robinson said two people checked on the man to make sure he was okay. A witness told FOX 54 he was responsive after the incident.