A man was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon in Ocean County.

According to WPVI-TV, a 48-year-old resident of Berkeley Township was struck by lightning while fishing around 1:15 Tuesday afternoon at Island Beach State Park. Lightning possibly hit the man's fishing pole.

The victim was conscious and alert after being hit, however, he was complaining of leg numbness. The man was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.