Lightning strike survivor released

Jonathan Meerdink

Lightning strike survivor released

CREATED Jul. 4, 2013

 MADISON (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who was hit by lightning last week in central Wisconsin is now out of the hospital.

Blake Draeger of Weston had been riding his dirt bike in the Town of Rib Falls on June 26 when he was struck. The lightning ruptured his eardrums and scratched the lenses of his eyeballs. He had second-degree burns over more than a quarter of his body.

A WKOW-TV report says he was released from the University of Wisconsin Hospital early Thursday morning.

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