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Wed, Oct. 21

Hiker hit by lightning woke up with 'blood everywhere,' clothes blasted to shreds

Mathias Steinhuber, of Innsbruck, Austria, who survived being struck by a lighting bolt, pauses while discussing the near-fatal event in Sacramento, Calif. Steinhuber had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner Summit Tuesday when he stopped to take a photo and was hit by the lighting. He was taken by helicopter to the the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, before being flown to the University of California, Davis Hospital Burn Center where he is listed in fair condition. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Mathias Steinhuber, of Innsbruck, Austria, who survived being struck by a lighting bolt, pauses while discussing the near-fatal event in Sacramento, Calif. Steinhuber had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner Summit Tuesday when he stopped to take a photo and was hit by the lighting. He was taken by helicopter to the the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, before being flown to the University of California, Davis Hospital Burn Center where he is listed in fair condition. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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