PRESCOT, AZ (WIVB) - A western New York native who relocated to Arizona was struck by lightning on a golf course last Thursday and survived.
Roy Row lived in East Aurora until he retired and moved west. Row was golfing with friends at a course in Prescot, AZ when he says he saw storm clouds coming. He admits now he knew he was taking a chance trying to finish the round.
Row said, "We said, gee, you know we're kind of silly being out here with these heavy clouds, because the clouds overhead were dark black. Near as I can tell - I was hit directly."
The powerful lightning strike burned a hole through his hat. He was knocked to the ground and his three friends thought he was dead.
They performed CPR and waited for paramedics. His heart stopped twice while being transported to the hospital.
The hospital told News 4 that Row was released over the weekend. Miraculously, he didn't suffer any lasting injuries, only a damaged eardrum and extreme tingling in his hands.
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