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Here's another story of deceased soccer fans, only this one has a happy ending, because the kid in question was lucky enough to be raised from the dead.

A soccer field in Germany was hit by lightning last weekend, injuring 26 players who were warming up for a match. One of them, 17-year-old Rolf Baader, was technically dead due to complications from "heart stoppage," but paramedics were able to reanimate him after they gave him the "kiss of life." I think I saw that in a video game once.


Yes, they actually used the word "reanimate," which is cute in a Frankenstein's monster kind of way. Not as cute as a "WAG of Frankenstein" joke would have been, but still amusing. Besides this kind of thing apparently happens in Germany all the time. The lightning strikes, not the reanimation.

Lightning Strike Injures 26 Soccer Players In Germany, Temporarily Killing One [Sports Rubbish]
Lightning strike on football field [YouTube]

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