Video: Lightning strikes right in front of fishing boat on E. Te - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

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

Lightning sizzled through the sky right in front of Tucker Owings' boat Lightning sizzled through the sky right in front of Tucker Owings' boat
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.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Hwy 63 N between Bono, Sedgwick reopened after motorcycle wreck ,

    Hwy 63 N between Bono, Sedgwick reopened after motorcycle wreck ,

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:23:27 GMT
    (Source: iDrive Arkansas.com)(Source: iDrive Arkansas.com)

    Highway 63 North between Bono and Sedgwick has reopened after a wreck shut down the road for about an hour. 

    Highway 63 North between Bono and Sedgwick has reopened after a wreck shut down the road for about an hour. 

  • Gator sighting draws interest

    Gator sighting draws interest

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:09:13 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:19:40 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The stories about a 12-foot gator at a lake in southwest Arkansas has drawn the interests of residents and state wildlife officials, who offer one piece of advice... leave it alone. 

    The stories about a 12-foot gator at a lake in southwest Arkansas has drawn the interests of residents and state wildlife officials, who offer one piece of advice... leave it alone. 

  • Lack of warnings have people perplexed

    Lack of warnings have people perplexed

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:31:08 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:16:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A series of storms last week slammed the state with high winds, rains, and tornadoes. 

    A series of storms last week slammed the state with high winds, rains, and tornadoes. 

Powered by Frankly