Father Hospitalized After Lightning Strike In Denver

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A man in his 30s is in the hospital after being hit by lightning outside a synagogue on Wednesday.

The strike happened just before 10 p.m. at the Hebrew Educational Alliance in the 3600 block of Ivanhoe in Denver.

Denver fire officials said the man, whose identity is being kept private, was walking out of the building with family members after a dinner in which they were honoring the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

He let his family into their car and he was struck while walking to the driver’s side.

Authorities said the man’s wife had to resuscitate him at the scene and that he had to be revived again in the ambulance that took him to the hospital.

Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald told CBS4 the man’s wife was trained in CPR and that she “bought him time.”

The man reportedly has severe burns on his legs.