UPDATE: Woman whose phone was struck by lightning released from University Hospital

Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 9:05 p.m. CDT; updated 11:21 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA — A 39-year-old Columbia woman whose cellular phone was struck by lightning around 6 p.m. Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park was released from University Hospital shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday.

As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the woman showed no signs or symptoms of a lightning strike, according to hospital sources, reported Emily Lorenz, marketing and media coordinator for the Show-Me State Games.  

At the time of the incident, Show-Me State Games events were not being played because of lightning, and Show-Me State Games representatives on site were advising participants and spectators to take shelter, Lorenz wrote in a news release. 


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Paul Allaire July 25, 2011 | 10:05 a.m.

I bet she'll be much more careful what she says next time she picks up the phone...

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