CHATHAM, NJ — A teen found unconscious in a New Jersey field on Thursday night may have been struck by lightning, officials said.
A witness running on the Chatham soccer field noticed a lightning strike, then spotted 19-year-old Brendan Darby unconscious on the ground about 10 feet from the soccer goal post around 8:40 p.m., police said. Darby woke up about two minutes later and said his entire body felt like it was tingling.
The witness ran to a nearby John Tunny's house to get help, officials said. Tunny went to the field and found an unsteady Darby wandering around.
"He was kind of a little disoriented," Tunny said.
Darby was alert and conscious when emergency workers arrived, police said. He was shaken and didn't remember seeing lightning or falling unconscious.