BURKECOUNTY, N.C. -- The man who wasstruck by lightning Thursday afternoon in Burke County is out of the hospital.

Police responded to the Steele Creek Park Campground off NC 181 North, which is just north of Morganton around 3:22 p.m.

The man was putting up a tent when he was struck. He drove himself to the hospital to get checked out and has since returned to the campground.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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