Videographer gets hit by lightning, surprisingly cheerful about it

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #1
    Metro [video].

    :eek:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #2
    Hmmmm. I wonder if she was struck directly. If so, it's pretty remarkable that she survived, much less remained conscious and escaped unharmed.

    However, if I was a betting man I'd bet that it actually struck nearby. Not that it would be any less scary.

    Either way, she's extremely lucky.
     
  3. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2004
    Location:
    afk
    #3
    It looks like it struck somewhere very close to her. If it had struck her, I think we wouldn't even see the video, since the equipment would be fried. But she was indeed lucky.
     
  4. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    a profane existence
    #4
    It struck close by her balcony and then traveled up and through her. At least that is what I understood.

    When I saw the news story I was trying to convince my nephew that he had nothing to fear of lightning.
     
  5. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #6
    my aunt was hit by lightning when she was hiking in the mountains. 4 people unconsciuos, multiple burns, a day at the emergency room (you can have cardiac arrest 24hrs later), shoes burned off, jacket and pants ruined and she still hides in the basement when a thunderstorm comes close. that happened 30 years ago.

    so i don't think that is a direct hit on the video. it's a tree nearby.

    nevertheless, a close call and i'm glad she's fine!:)
     
  6. idyll macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    #7
    Wow, I bet she values her life a lot more now :D
     

Share This Page