Lightning Rod: Man called Rod is hit by lightning for a second time

Rod Wolfe was also struck eighteen years ago

Andrew Buncombe
Monday 29 June 2015 22:41 BST
Rod Wolfe
Rod Wolfe

It is hard to see why a man hit twice by lightning in one lifetime should be told he is lucky by his friends. But that was what happened to Rod Wolfe, after the lightning Rod was struck for the second time

Mr Wolfe was outside his home in Chebanse, Illinois, on Saturday when everything suddenly reportedly went black. It transpired that lightning had hit a nearby tree then traveled into his body.

He ended up in the hospital with broken ribs and cardiac problems, but his doctor said it could have been worse.

“Everybody says I am a lucky person and I say how can I be a lucky person,” he told ABC News. “But they say ‘Yeah, but you survived twice’.”

Mr Wolfe said this strike was far worse than when he got hit while working at a cemetery 18 years ago.

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