Woman struck by lightning at Cairn Curran reservoir

UPDATE 2.45PM: A witness said they saw a bolt of lightning strike a woman who was standing on the shore at Cairn Curran Reservior yesterday. 

"The bolt stuck her directly on her head," they said. 

"She just collapsed to the floor." 

UPDATE 1.30pm:Goulburn-Murray Water has released a statement saying someone was injured late yesterday at Cairn Curran Reservoir and received medical assistance by two members of the public.

The statement said GMW was unable to confirm reports that someone was struck by lightning, but it confirmed lightning was in the area.

"An ambulance was requested and arrived to take the individual to the Bendigo Hospital," the statement read.

"GMW’s thoughts are with the family of the injured individual at this time."

UPDATE 11am: Bendigo Health intensivist Dr Emma Broadfield said the patient was lucky to be alive.

She is in a stable condition and receiving ongoing treatment and care.

UPDATE 9AM: A woman in her 20s struck by lightning on Wednesday night is in a stable condition at Bendigo Hospital, a spokeswoman said. 


A WOMAN in her 20s was struck by lightning while standing in Cairn Curran reservoir near Castlemaine on Wednesday night.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the woman was struck by lighting about 7.38pm. 

"She was unconscious for half an hour," he said. 

"She was taken to Bendigo Hospital."

More to come...

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