This is the fright of a lifetime! Two Texas fishermen experienced the fright of a lifetime Saturday afternoon when a bolt of lightning struck immediately in front of their boat on Lake Athens, Texas.

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Lightning almost kills fishers on Lake Athens in Texas – October 12 2013. Photo: Youtube

Listen to the wild cracking sound in the video. It’s terrifying!

As explained on the video:

Texas angler Tucker K. Owings and an unnamed companion experienced the fright of a lifetime Saturday afternoon, October 12 2013, when a bolt of lightning struck immediately in front of their boat on Lake Athens. The event was captured on a GoPro camera and the accompanying footage shows just how close the lightning was to the front of the boat. Owings, 16, is a professional bass fisherman. He told KPHO that in the moments before the lightning struck, “We were literally feeling what I would describe as static on our rods. At that point we quickly started to head to the ramp.” That was when the bolt shot through the gloomy sky. “I am one of the youngest professionals in the fishing industry and just learned a very important lesson,” Owings added. “I am thankful God protected us.”

Still in October 2013, 32 people were killed by lightning strikes in India

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