Lightning Kills Man at Lost Maples State Natural Area

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — A 50-year-old man was killed in stormy weather at Lost Maples State Natural Area when he took shelter under a tree that was struck by lightning, officials said.

Officials identified the victim as William Clardy of San Antonio.

Clardy and his two teenage sons took shelter under a cedar tree Tuesday afternoon when a storm blew through the park, located about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, said Bandera County Constable Don Walters.

After the lightning strike, the older boy went for help, but a responding park ranger and medic could not revive Clardy, said Rod Chalmers, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden.

Walters said the boys suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to University Hospital.

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