Athens emergency crews responded to a call of a person struck by lightning Friday afternoon.
The call came in to 911 around 1:40 p.m. at the construction site for the new Athens High School on Highway 31, north of Pryor Street.
Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the man was struck in the parking lot of the school construction site.
Co-workers performed CPR on the man until emergency crews arrived, city officials said.
He was taken by ambulance to Athens-Limestone Hospital.