Man struck by lightning near Turner Falls

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DAVIS, Okla. (KXII) A man is recovering after being struck by lightning near Turner Falls on Saturday night.

It happened around 10:30 pm.

Davis Police Chief Dan Cooper said the man was standing outside of his truck near Keiryo Shop when he took a direct lightning strike to the chest.

Cooper said he thinks the man was watching the storm when it happened.

We're told the strike was so powerful it blew off his pants and shoes.

The man was found walking along Highway 77 after he was hit.

He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Ardmore with severe burns but is expected to survive.

According to the National Weather Service, if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.

Cooper said people should remain indoors and out of danger during thunderstorms.