A man from Nampa, Idaho, was struck by a lightning and he survived the impact, report the media. When he was brought to a hospital, Ryan Cross, aged 34, has been diagnosed with brain bleeding and was put in the Intensive Care Unit in Saint Alphonsus hospital. His wife says that Cross is now able to eat by himself, and has even walked a bit around the hospital.
Ryan Cross's wife, Heather, said that she tried to stay strong throughout the incident. "The drive from Nampa to here (Boise) was the longest drive of my life. I didn't know what I was going to walk into."
Ryan was struck by lightning while he was spending the weekend with friends in the vicinity of Idaho City camping. The group indulged in a weekend of riding four-wheelers and dirt biking. According to his girlfriend, Ryan was riding a bike when heavy rain forced him to look for shelter under a tree. That is when the lightning struck. The impact was so strong that it tore Ryan's clothes. The doctors are uncertain as to how and when will his health improve.
Ryan was admitted to a hospital with a red streak across his chest. According to experts, people caught in storms should not run towards trees because they are often struck by lightnings.
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