Sunrise man injured when lightning strikes tree in his backyard

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SUNRISE, Florida — Authorities say a South Florida man injured when lightning struck in his backyard was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunrise Fire Department officials tell WTVJ-TV ( ) that the man was under a tree by a canal when lightning struck the tree. Officials say the electrical current traveled onto the victim.

The man's name was not released. Additional details were not immediately available.

Information from: WTVJ-TV,

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