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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
Statement by Joe Compton’s family: "Joe is in a stable condition at Frenchay Hospital with his family by his side. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
"We would particularly like to express our gratitude to the PE staff and leisure centre staff who came to Joe’s aid, we owe a huge amount of thanks to them."
A schoolboy who was struck by lightning in Wiltshire is in a stable condition in hospital, have doctors said.
Joe Compton, 11, was hit as he stood in the car park of Dorcan Academy in Swindon on Wednesday.
The Year 7 student was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon before being transferred to the specialist Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
A spokeswoman for Frenchay Hospital said he is in a stable condition.
When the accident happened shortly after 3pm, first aiders from the nearby Dorcan Recreation Centre rushed to treat Joe and were quickly joined by paramedics from the Great Western Ambulance Service.
He had suffered a cardiac arrest, electrical shock and severe burns.
A schoolboy in hospital after being struck by lightning in Swindon, is now in a stable condition, reports say.
The 11-year-old pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon was injured shortly after 3pm on Wednesday.
The boy received medical attention from staff at the school and Great Western Ambulance Service after going into cardiac arrest.
A schoolboy who was struck by lightning is in a critical condition in hospital.
The 11year old was injured at his school the Dorcan Academy in Swindon. The boy received medical attention from leisure centre staff before being taken to hospital.
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".