Lightning can strike faster than a heartbeat.
In this incredible six-second video, a fisherman narrowly avoids a bolt of lightning while boating on Lake Athens in Texas. The clip was uploaded to the Facebook page of angler Tucker K. Owings earlier this week, who said the video was caught with a GoPro.
The National Weather Service strongly advises you to go indoors as soon as you hear thunder and to wait 30 minutes after the last rumble to venture outdoors. The agency warns that there is no safe place outside during a thunderstorm, but if you have no other option, avoid open fields, isolated objects and bodies of water.
There have been 23 lightning fatalities this year, including four fishing incidents.