Update: Name of Lightning Strike Victim Released

Posted at: 08/27/2013 9:19 PM
Updated at: 08/28/2013 5:58 PM

A man died after authorities say he was struck by lightning.

On Monday, at about 7:35 p.m., Pine County dispatch said they received a report of a man being struck by lightning.  Emergency crews responded to an address on Alder Loop in Sturgeon Lake.

Michael McGee, 53, of Sturgeon Lake, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities say initial investigation showed that the victim was standing in a large puddle of water near a tree, when the tree and the victim were struck by lightning.