Close Call for Man in Byron Bay Lightning Strike

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 201723 views
Published: May 29, 2017

A man in Australia’s Byron Bay got lucky twice on December 6, 2016, narrowly avoiding getting struck by lightning, and managing to capture the whole thing on video.

Kris Owens, from Scotland, was traveling in Australia and, while walking home from a gig at around 2 am, got caught out in a <a href="" target="_blank">storm</a>. In this video, Owens can be seen recording his walk home when a bolt of lighting appears to strike right over his shoulder.

Lightning and localized flooding were reported across New South Wales, and, <a href="" target="_blank">according to reports</a>, a man died and several others were rescued after a lightning strike in the north east.

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