Man Survives Being Struck By Lightning for Second Time

An Illinois man has survived being struck by lightning for the second time.

Rod Wolfe, 58, of Chebanese, located less than 10 miles south of where an EF-1 tornado hit in Kankakee Monday night, was working in his garden on Sunday when he was hit.

Wolfe was reportedly about four feet from an old ash tree when lightning struck the tree and the current spread to Wolfe’s boots.

Wolfe suffered minor injuries and some bruised ribs and spent just a few hours in the hospital after the incident.

He was also struck by lightning more than 15 years ago working in a cemetery in L’Erable.

The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 3,000, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Also on Saturday, a 42-year-old woman in Iowa was killed by a lightning strike.

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