Officials: Man in critical condition after being struck by lightning

It happened in Margate on Monday

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — A man has been taken to a hospital after being struck by lightning in Florida.

Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Chief Dan Booker tells the SunSentinel the man was struck just before noon Monday outside a condominium complex. 

Crews found the man in cardiac arrest, according to Ty Vassil the Division Chief Operations for Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue. 

Vassil said the man was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Margate. He is in critical condition. 

His name hasn’t been released.

A series of rainstorms began moving across much of South Florida on Monday morning.

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