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Man survives lightning strike

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LAS VEGAS, NV (WKOW) -- A Utah man says he's fortunate to have friends who jumped into action after he was hit by lightning.

Justin Hofer was playing golf last Friday when he was hit by a lightning bolt.

His body caught fire, and two of his friends smothered the flames.

Hofer has internal burns and has received skin grafts.

Now, he and his wife are grateful for the friends who saved him and a GoFundMe account started to help them with hospital bills.

"The only thing I have to worry about is is taking care of my husband as he's recovering and that is such a huge weight off my shoulders,"says Kelcey Hofers.

"I feel a lot of love and I need to reciprocate that," says Justin.

He's now recovering in a burn center in Las Vegas.

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