Watch: Lightning bolt explodes ground near Florida man

Southeast

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.

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