A young boy - struck by lightning - remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital tonight. The 11-year-old had been standing at the school gates when he was hit
The incident happened at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon at going home time. The boy, who's been named Joe Compton, was given live-saving treatment by staff from a nearby leisure centre. He is now recovering at a specialist burns unit
VIDEO: An 11-year-old boy is in hospital tonight after being struck by lightning at his school. It happened at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon this afternoon. The boy is now receiving medical attention at the Great Western Hospital for a potentially life-threatening condition.
AN 11-year-old pupil at the Dorcan Academy in St Paul's Drive, Swindon had been struck by lightning. He was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon with a potentially life-threatening condition.
The boy was electrocuted and went into cardia arrest. The ambulance service said: "He is in a potentially life-threatening condition. The quick response from school staff and paramedics gave him the best chance of survival".