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Wellford teen shocked due to lightning strike

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The teen was reportedly struck by lightning near this home in Wellford. (July 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) The teen was reportedly struck by lightning near this home in Wellford. (July 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
The teen believes the lightning struck the kennel and traveled into him. (July 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) The teen believes the lightning struck the kennel and traveled into him. (July 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 15-year-old boy is recovering on Thursday night after being struck by lightning during an afternoon storm earlier in the day.

Jyrek Williams says he got shocked when lightning hit a kennel in his back yard on Blue Spring Circle in Wellford.

Williams said he remembers touching the kennel and then blacking out for a period of time.

"It felt like something like a hammer hitting your hand-something hard. And when I felt I just fell. I was scared when it happened, but I'll just say God works in mysterious ways," Williams said. 

The boy's neighbor, Susie Salters, heard the lightning strike nearby, but didn't realize exactly what happened.

"I mean, I heard it when it hit but I just didn't really pay it any attention," Salters said.

She said next she got a knock on the door from Williams.

"And then he said 'I got struck by lightning!' And I said 'what?!," Salters said. 

Salters said he was disoriented and dazed.

Williams was taken to the hospital and is expected to be Okay.

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