If you encounter a person or an animal that has been struck by lightning, how should you respond?

If you encounter a person or an animal that has been struck by lightning, how should you respond?

  • Do not attempt to give medical assistance as the victim may carry an electrical charge.
  • Seek emergency medical assistance and administer first aid immediately.
  • Clear the area, you may be at risk for electrocution.
  • Do nothing, the victim will recover without assistance.

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