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A person is combating for his life after he and and his spouse had been struck by lightning whereas sitting beneath a tree in Port Chester throughout the sudden, violent thunderstorm Friday evening, village police mentioned. 

Lyon Park neighbors, who noticed the person collapse to the bottom, did not hesitate to run out of their houses within the downpour to assist the victims, police mentioned. 

First responders shortly arrived after the 9-1-1 name and instantly started life-saving therapy. The Port Chester-Rye Brook EMS continued therapy on the person within the ambulance on their method to an space hospital. 

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The husband suffered vital accidents, and the spouse minor accidents, in line with police.

Port Chester police issued a warning in a Fb to take safe cowl throughout a thunderstorm and to thank the village residents who rushed to the couple’s aspect. 

“We want to acknowledge the realm neighbors who got here out within the pouring rain to assist a stranger in want,” the police division mentioned in its Fb put up. “In these attempting occasions, it is good to know that Port Chester residents are caring about one another. Might god bless the injured on a speedy restoration.”

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