Fishing during a lightning storm is probably (OK, definitely) not the wisest way to spend one's time. Bad things tend to happen when you mix electricity and water with metal rods.
Just ask the Bishop from "Caddyshack."
Suffice it to say that this video from Tesla Weather could have been a lot worse. Instead, the footage of an unidentified angler fishing near Barcelona is a case study in close calls.
The footage, captured on June 15, shows a fisher who caught a very lucky break. About 50 meters away, a tremendous bolt of lightning struck the water, turning the dark sky an electric white.
No word on what happened to the fisher, but we're betting he or she was more than happy that this particular big one got away.
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