PORTLAND -- A man is in serious condition Friday night after he was hit by lightning on a Forest Park Trail.

Crews responded to the report of a man struck by lightning just after 3:30pm according to Paul Corah of Portland Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters and paramedics were able to find Gavin Orleans on the Wildwood Trail. He was taken out of the woods in a stretcher on an all-terrain vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Doctors at the hospital confirmed Orleans was hit by lightning and said he was also possibly struck by a tree branch.


KGWReporter Mike Benner contributed to this report.

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