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Man struck by lightning at rodeo in Holden dies from injuries

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 01, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died after he was struck by lightning Friday at a rodeo in Holden, Missouri, police said.

Late Friday night, emergency services were called to the Holden Chamber of Commerce Rodeo at Holden City Park.

On arrival, crews learned a 53-year-old man had been struck by lightning.

Crews rendered life-saving assistance to the man, and he was transported to an area hospital.

He later succumbed to his injuries.