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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.

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