Man and his 34 cows he was feeding struck DEAD by lightning

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A 51-year-old rancher feeding his cattle was struck to death by lightning along with 34 of his cows in Colorado. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Mike Morgan was giving his animals food from a trailer when the bolt hit him around 2pm on Saturday, May 25.

Bystanders and first responders performed life-saving measures on Morgan but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The lightning hit an area of open pasture near the town of Rand as well as more than 100 head of cattle that were gathered around the trailer filled with hay, said the county coroner, George Crocket.

OUT OF 100 COWS

Out of the 100 cows hit by lightning, 34 died and the rest survived.

‘All but the 34 got up,’ Crocket said of the cattle.

Morgan’s wife and father-in-law were close by at the time the bolt struck and survived, he added.

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The death of Morgan has sent shocks throughout the tight-knit community where neighbors all knew each other, Crockett said.

Morgan is survived by his wife Niki and his 17-year-old daughter, Dallas, both of whom are involved in the ranching occupation as well.

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