Lightning strikes man at yacht facility

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    A man survived getting struck by lightning at a Burlington County yacht facility Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

    The 34-year-old was struck around 1:30 p.m. at the Viking Yachts facility on Route 9 in Bass River near the border of Burlington, Atlantic, and Ocean counties, according to the New Jersey State Police.

    The man, who was on a dock, was conscious and alert when emergency services units arrived, police said.

    He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, according to authorities.

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    Strong thunderstorms generating several cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were impacting the area at the time.

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