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What are signs that someone has been struck by lightning?

Signs that someone has been struck by lightning include:
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dazed, confused behavior
  • Trouble breathing
  • No breathing
  • Burn marks on the skin or other open wounds
  • Muscle, bone, or joint injuries such as fractures or dislocations

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