Man Struck by Lightning— and Survives He was walking around when police arrived By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted May 16, 2011 12:19 PM CDT 4 comments Comments A bolt of lightning strikes in the horizon over Jammu, India during a summer storm on Monday, May 9, 2011. (AP Photo/ Channi Anand) (Newser) – A man was struck by lightning in California on Saturday—and survived. He was hit while helping set up tents for a Boy Scout outing, according to police. The 49-year-old, who police are choosing not to identify, was standing by a tree in Industry, Calif., when he was struck; no children were nearby. The man was up and walking around when police arrived, though he was treated later at a hospital for a wound where the lightning bolt apparently exited his body.