Illinois man survives being struck by lightning - twice

Rod Wolfe was outside his Chebanse home on Saturday when everything suddenly went black. It turns out lightning hit a nearby tree then traveled into his body.

The nickname "Lightning Rod" seems like a fair one for Rod Wolfe. He's now survived two lightning strikes!

Wolfe was outside his Chebanse home on Saturday when everything suddenly went black. It turns out lightning hit a nearby tree then traveled into Wolfe's body.

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He ended up in the hospital with broken ribs and cardiac problems, but his doctor says it could have been far worse.

"Everybody says I am a lucky person and I say how can I be a lucky person? But they say yeah, but you survived twice," Wolfe said.

Wolfe said this strike was far worse than when he got hit while working at a cemetery 18 years ago.

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