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Off-Duty Fire Lieutenant Hospitalized After Lightning Strike At Crew Game

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Fans evacuate from Crew Stadium after the game was canceled when an off-duty Columbus fire Lt. was struck by lightning. Fans evacuate from Crew Stadium after the game was canceled when an off-duty Columbus fire Lt. was struck by lightning.
Lt. Stu Tudor Lt. Stu Tudor
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An off-duty Columbus Division of Fire lieutenant was hospitalized after being struck by lightning at the Columbus Crew game Saturday.

Just before 8 p.m., Columbus medics were called to Crew Stadium to transport a person who had been struck by lightning to the hospital.

Fire officials say the victim, Stu Tudor, was an off-duty lieutenant for The Columbus Division of Fire. He was resuscitated and is listed in critical condition at The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.

According to the Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local 67 on Facebook, the lieutenant was playing in a charity soccer game at Crew Stadium, and after the game, he was struck by lightning in the parking lot.

Officials said Tudor was in cardiac arrest at the time of transport.

The Columbus Crew match was postponed due to the incident, and was rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

“To all – we are sincerely sorry about tonight’s postponement, but your safety is of the utmost importance,” said Columbus Crew Owner Anthony Precourt on Twitter.

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