Schoolboy struck by lightning still in hospital

Lightening flashes across the sky Photo: Felipe Dana/AP/Press Association Images

A schoolboy is still in hospital after being struck by lightning in Swindon yesterday afternoon.

The 11-year-old, who is a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon, was injured just after 3pm.

The boy received medical attention from staff at the school and Great Western Ambulance Service after going into cardiac arrest. He is now in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

He is in a potentially life-threatening condition. The quick response from school staff and paramedics gave him the best chance of survival.

– John Oliver, Great Western Ambulance Service