A Norfolk County man was rushed to hospital Saturday evening after being struck by lightning.
The 65 year old was working outside in a field in St. Williams, west of Turkey Point, shortly after 6 pm when he was struck. He was taken to local hospital but then airlifted to Hamilton for further treatment.
Police say, in an electrical storm, no place outside is safe. If there is lightning in the area, get to a grounded shelter as fast as possible.

Here are a few tips to stay staff in an electrical storm, from Environment Canada.

Every year in Canada, 6-10 people are killed and another 150-160 persons are injured as a result of lightning strikes according to Environment Canada. Everyone needs to have a safety plan in place regarding electrical storms and review it annually. Having a safety plan will help to reduce risk and injury caused by lightning.

There is no safe place to be outside. If you can hear thunder, it is your warning that you are within striking distance of lightning. Immediately go to a well-constructed building or a fully-enclosed metal top vehicle. Do not run under a tree or to a shelter that isn’t grounded such as; a covered picnic shelter, carport, tent, baseball dugout, as well as other non-metal buildings (sheds and greenhouses).

If you are caught out in the open remember that lightning generally strikes higher ground and prominent objects. Therefore you are encouraged to take shelter in low-lying areas such as valleys or ditches but watch for flooding.

If you are with a group of people in an open area such as a soccer pitch or other venue, spread out, crouch down on the balls of your feet immediately, with your feet together, place your arms around your knees and bend forward. Be the smallest size possible and minimize your contact with the ground. Don’t lie flat!