Haile Selassie Student-athlete Recovering Following Lightning Strike


The Haile Selassie High School student-athlete, who was yesterday struck by lightning, is showing positive signs of recovery.

Dean of Discipline at Haile Selassie High School, Joseph Herron, says the player who was taken to the hospital after being affected by a lightning strike at an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match, is in stable condition and responding well.

He says the fifth form student– who plays midfield — was affected by the lightning strike shortly after the match was called off due to a waterlogged field.

Mr Herron says the child was incoherent after the lightning strike.

He says the student remains in hospital.

Joseph Herron, Dean of Discipline at Haile Selassie High School.

He was speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly.

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