NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was struck by lightning at the North Stonington Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon.
News 8 spoke with Jody Whipple, Vice President of the North Stonington Agricultural Fair, who confirmed that a man struck by lightning near the cattle barn at the fairgrounds. Whipple said the man is expected to be OK.
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According to Trooper Kelly Grant with the Connecticut State Police, the man was conscious and alert. He was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.
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The North Stonington Agricultural Fair had already canceled their Thursday night activities ahead of this incident. The fair will resume Friday night at 5:00 p.m.
The identity of the person struck had not been released.