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Shock Video Shows What Happens When A Sailboat Is Struck By Lightning

13th July 2019
Lightning at sea is a risk for all tall-masted vessels in stormy conditions Lightning at sea is a risk for all tall-masted vessels in stormy conditions

A shocking video shows the moment when a sailboat moored in a US harbour was struck by lightning.

The dramatic flash was caught on camera by a passer-by at the marina in South Boston as stormy weather rolled through the state of Massachusetts last Saturday 6 July.

While the boat took a serious hit — its sail bursting into flames as the bolt crackled through its mast — the owner was lucky enough not to be on board at the time, and CNN reports that no one was hurt in the incident.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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