Lightning strike blows man right out of boots - KMSP-TV

Lightning strike blows man right out of boots

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A Georgia man was struck by a bolt of lightning and lived to tell the story.

Sean O'Connor was doing some yard work over the weekend. He picked up a rake and then heard a loud boom.

The bolt of lightning was so powerful it threw him across the yard. He was knocked right out of his boots.

"I was a little dazed and confused," he said. "I wasn't sure exactly what happened. I had the taste of blood in my mouth. I could smell burnt hair, and I looked down at my life because it was burning a little bit and I noticed my leg hairs had been singed."

Doctors say it's amazing he survived.

They believe the bolt of lightning hit his steel-toed shoes, and then traveled through his body.

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