Video: Lightning strikes right in front of fishing boat on E. Te - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Video: Lightning strikes right in front of fishing boat on E. Texas lake

Posted: Updated:
Lightning sizzled through the sky right in front of Tucker Owings' boat Lightning sizzled through the sky right in front of Tucker Owings' boat
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman arrested after toddler found beaten, legs tied together

    Woman arrested after toddler found beaten, legs tied together

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:04:34 GMT
    A Gulfport woman was arrested Thursday after officers said they found her kneeling over a 1-year-old that was beaten and bruised. Elise Arlyn Balsley-Bryant, 24, is charged with Felony Child Abuse.
    A Gulfport woman was arrested Thursday after officers said they found her kneeling over a 1-year-old that had been beaten and bruised. Elise Arlyn Balsley-Bryant, 24, is charged with Felony Child Abuse.
  • Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:56:25 GMT
    (WMC) - Arkansas State Police say it appears a construction or repair worker has fallen off the I-40 bridge near West Memphis. The worker may be alive, and crews are working to get him or her out of the
    Arkansas State Police say a construction or repair worker fell off the Hernando DeSoto bridge on Interstate 40 near West Memphis on Friday.
  • Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:08:20 GMT
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.
    One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.
LAKE ATHENS, TX (KLTV) - Sixteen-year-old Tucker Owings was fishing on Lake Athens on Saturday afternoon when a storm blew up on their boat.

"We were literally feeling what I would describe as static on our rods," said Tucker. "At that point we quickly started to head to the ramp.

Suddenly, lightning sizzled through the air just a few yards in front of their boat. The strike was captured on Tucker's GoPro camera, which was mounted on the boat's windshield.

"I am one of the youngest professionals in the fishing industry and just learned a very important lesson," Tucker said. "I am thankful God protected us."

Lake Athens is located about 30 miles southwest of Tyler.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.