A local teenager was nearly struck by
lightning while fishing on an East Texas lake.
Tucker Owings, 16, and a friend caught the
strike on video, which has gone viral on Facebook.
A storm blew in while the two were on Lake
Athens in Henderson County on Saturday, so they hurried to get back to shore.
A huge lightning strike occurred feet in
front of them while they were speeding back in.
"It was almost like a knock to the back of
the head - big force that hit me," Owings said.
Owings said he had a headache the rest of
the day, but neither he or his friend suffered any lingering injuries from the
"Thank the Lord he protected me," Owings said. "I know
that's what happened."