Hiker survives lightning strike in northern California

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Hiker survives lightning strike in northern California

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:23 am

Hiker survives lightning strike in northern California

...While describing the rescue, Calcutt said the victim's clothes were literally blown off.

A lightning bolt is "five times hotter than the surface of the sun," Calcutt said. "So imagine all that heat going through your body in a very short period of time. In an instant, you could literally, seemingly, explode."

Matthews said even the most experienced hikers can run into trouble fast and these three hikers are lucky to be alive.

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