Lightning bolt strikes just metres from teen

A Texas teen had an incredibly close call with a bolt of lightning while boating on Lake Athens.

The video uploaded by 16-year-old Tucker Owings shows just how close he came to being one of the unfortunate souls struck by lightning each year.

It's only a short clip, but it's long enough to serve as a reminder to everyone that when a storm hits, get out of the water quick. No dilly-dallying.

Commenters on Facebook chimed in with amazement, not only at the footage but also at Owings' good luck.

One person posted, "Watch the storm clouds a little closer next time." And another wrote, "Is there a not-so-subtle lesson to be learned here?"

Tucker Owings with a recent catch. Photo: Facebook.
Tucker Owings with a recent catch. Photo: Facebook.

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