Indianapolis Station Reports Man Dies, But Later ‘Regains Pulse’

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

FOX59 in Indianapolis reported a man had died after being struck by lightning, but then came back to life.

The Tribune-owned station was covering breaking news of a lightning strike at a local high school that injured three men. The station first reported that one man died, based on information from a public information officer, but later updated¬†the story with the headline “the person killed by lightning strike at Park Tudor regains pulse” which got some reaction on Twitter.

The Indianapolis Star, a paper that shares information with Fox59, also reported the man was killed. It too updated its notifications to say “three men struck by lightning were part of a paving crew. All three men are in stable condition.”