Rider Hospitalized And Horse Killed After Being Struck By Lightning

A 31-year-old man was out for a trail ride with two friends when lightening struck. Sadly his is horse was killed instantly and the man was thrown off. Firefighters say that the man went into cardiac arrest and a second rider was also thrown from his horse. After he recovered from the fall, he started CPR on the victim.

Emergency crews rushed the victim to the hospital and were able to get a pulse back. The third rider appeared uninjured. The victim is listed in serious condition.

Source, ABC15.com and 12news.com. Our hearts go out to the horse and riders affected by this.  We hope for a full recovery.