Saturday, October 9, 2010
by Morgan Skinner, KCSG News
(Las Vegas, NV) - TheUniversity Medical Centermedical team has upgraded the condition of 17-year old Alex Philip Lambson and 16-year old Dane Zdunich toserious condition.
The Snow Canyon High School students were struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon about 3:00PM on the school campus.
Ron Hansen, a social studies teacher at Snow Canyon, was the first faculty member on the scene and immediately began CPR on Lambson. The emergency procedure is credited with saving the student's life.
[NB: Victims of lightning strikes frequently have an entry wound, an exit wound, and significant tissue damage internally. Recovering from a lightning strike often requires more than re-starting the heart. Bob]