DAYTON, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – Officials say a southwest Ohio college student is in critical condition after he was struck by lightning.

Safety and fire officials say medics responded to a call of a male student struck by lightning around 7 p.m. Wednesday at a parking lot at the University of Dayton.

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The university said Thursday that 23-year-old Sean Ferguson was in critical but stable condition at a Dayton hospital. He is a senior marketing major from Pittsburgh.

He is reportedly a graduate of Hampton High School.

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The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV report Ferguson was struck near the university’s Fitness and Recreation Complex. Fire officials say he was dressed in workout clothes and suffered severe burns.

A prayer service for Ferguson at the university chapel was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

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