Texas Man Survives After Being Struck by Lightening Twice
A North Texas man was miraculously left with nothing more serious than a tingling sensation after being struck by lightning twice over the weekend.
31-year-old Casey Wagner was attending a Rednecks with Paychecks off-road racing event in Saint Jo when severe storms approached. Wagner and two friends sought shelter under a tree. There, Wagner was struck by lightning, fell to his knees and was hit again.
Wagner was treated by a nurse at the scene before being transported to Nacona General Hospital.
“At the hospital they said the poncho I was wearing was carrying static because it was one of those plastic ones,” Wagner told a Dallas/Fort-Worth CBS affiliate.
Wagner said he saw sparks and his heart skipped a beat as the electricity moved through him. He lost feeling in his right leg and the exit point on his left arm after the strikes, but he is reportedly just experiencing a tingling feeling now similar to a limb waking up. Doctors said the tingling will probably last about a week.
“I’ve got all the feeling back. It just feels like my whole body is waking up from… like if your arm falls asleep, that’s how my whole body feels,” Wagner said.
Wagner is crediting God with helping him survive the strikes and said he plans to attend church more often.