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Indianapolis contractor revived after lightning strike

Authorities say a school police officer and a rescue crew have revived a man after a lightning strike left him without a pulse.

Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith (ryt) says the man was among three contractors paving a parking lot at Park Tudor School on the north side of Indianapolis who sought shelter from a storm under a tree about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

She says a lightning strike knocked all three men to the ground, and the one nearest the strike went into cardiac arrest.

Reith says school Officer William Hagy began CPR and shocked him once with an external defibrillator, and rescue crews shocked him twice more, regaining a pulse 12 minutes after their arrival.

Reith says all three men were hospitalized. Their names weren't released.