Pawley's Island man describes being hit by lightning

Lightning hit a tree and then the current traveled to Michael Hardbaugh (Brandon Geier/WCIV)

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV)-- A man who was hit by lightning during Tuesday storms is out of the hospital and sharing his story.According to WPDE, Michael Hardbaugh was shaken and in a lot of pain but happy to be alive and ready to get back to work."I just thought I was dead, I just thought that was it," he told a reporter.A report from WPDE says Hardbaugh as spreading pine straw at a landscaping job when lightning hit a tree, and then traveled through his body."Next thing I know I was waking up and I was in a tremendous amount of pain and I couldn't move and my whole body was numb, I couldn't feel my legs," Hardbaugh said in the report. "My head hurt really bad and I just started crawling and screaming for help."Hardbaugh tells WPDE he has trouble walking, and complains of being sore. "I can move my toes and move my feet but its just a lot of pain," he said. "I'm just glad I am alive."

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