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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a South Florida man injured when lightning struck in his backyard was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunrise Fire Department officials tell WTVJ-TV that the man was under a tree by a canal when lightning struck the tree.

Officials say the electrical current traveled onto the victim. The man's name was not released. Additional details were not immediately available.

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