HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Striking security camera video shows a lightning bolt exploding the ground outside a Florida home over the weekend, narrowly missing a man in his yard.
Denice Murphy said her husband Rod was outside turning off the sprinklers ahead of some forecast rain Saturday morning when a lightning bolt struck mere yards away from him.
Their Ring security camera captured the moment on camera.
In the video, the bolt can be seen sending chunks of red-hot earth several feet into the air. Luckily, Rod did not appear to be injured.
WFLA is working to find the extent of the damage.