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Schoolboy Hit By Lightning

A schoolboy is in hospital after being struck by lightning. The 11-year-old, who is believed to be a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon received medical attention from staff and the Great Western Ambulance Service after going into cardiac arrest.

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Schoolboy recovering after lightning strike

A schoolboy is recovering in hospital after surviving a direct hit by lightning.

Joe Compton, a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon, was struck yesterday afternoon. Teachers, staff from a nearby leisure and ambulance crews saved his life after managing to restart his heart.

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