In a bizarre coincidence, I received a text message from my Mister while I was out of town over the weekend which read:
Ack! Like a soldier who has returned injured from the war hasn't had enough traumas for one lifetime?
[Your cousin] was hit by lighting yesterday. Doing fine.
From what I've pieced together out of calls from family and an email from my cousin, he was mowing the lawn when he was hit by a lightning bolt that first struck a tree, then traveled through the ground to him - blowing his boots off and frying his cell phone in the process. It sounds like it was one of those sneaky bolt from the blue situations.