Out in the open in an electrical storm, you can gauge how far away the lightning is by counting the seconds between the flash and the thunderclap. Each five-second count equals one mile. If the time delay is less than 30 seconds, the next strike could be close. Seek shelter in a building or car, if possible.
Get medical help at once, even if the victim seems okay. If the person is not breathing, you can safely do rescue breathing or CPR. The victim carries no electrical charge after being struck.