Man expected to be OK after being struck by lightning along Arkansas River in Tulsa

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 08:19:40-04

TULSA -- Saturday brought some unexpected rainstorms along with a dangerous guest. 

After hearing a loud crack of thunder while fishing in the Arkansas River, Daniel Precidio looked over to the men fishing near him and noticed something was wrong.

Precidio says he immediately rushed to help.

"His brother started yelling at me for help and I got in my kayak and paddled over.", said Precidio.

 Firefighters arrived on scene and saw the men sitting on a rock in the middle of the river.

They say the man couldn't move his legs. 

 "By the time we got back to the shore he was able to start wiggling his toes move his legs around. said TFD Cpl. Justin Flake. "By the time we go the boat off the ramp he could actually walk on his own."

Precidio say turning to prayer is all he could to do help the lightning victim. 
"After it happened, and that's what, that's what all I knew to do is just start praying.", said Precidio. 
Firefighters say the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. 
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