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Anglers Lucky to be Alive After a Fishing Pole Got Struck by Lightning

Lightning is to blame for a day these anglers will never forget.

Remember your mom always telling you not to play in the rain as a kid? There’s a good reason for that. A normal day of fishing ended up nothing of the sort. In fact, it’s a story that’s almost hard to believe. A group of anglers were fishing near Juniper, Florida when a lightning storm set in. That’s when things got hairy.

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A sudden bolt of lightning happened to find its way to one of the group’s fishing poles. As you can tell from the pictures, it did some serious damage.

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The boat lost power after the strike. Its owner, Billy Alstrom, suggests the boat may be out of commission for a while as a result. We can understand why.

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Anglers Lucky to be Alive After a Fishing Pole Got Struck by Lightning