Man Speaks Out After Close Call With Lightning Strike | NBC Nightly News

Man Speaks Out After Close Call With Lightning Strike | NBC Nightly News


BRUSH WITH A POTENTIALLY DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE. POTENTIALLY DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE. THE SUPER CHARGED BOLT LIGHTNING STRIKE. THE SUPER CHARGED BOLT MISSING HIM BY MERE THE SUPER CHARGED BOLT MISSING HIM BY MERE INCHES. MISSING HIM BY MERE INCHES. OUR MORGAN CHESSKY IS INCHES. OUR MORGAN CHESSKY IS THERE WITH THE STORY. OUR MORGAN CHESSKY IS THERE WITH THE STORY.>>Reporter: THE IMAGE THERE WITH THE STORY.>>Reporter: THE IMAGE CAPTURING THE NEAR>>Reporter: THE IMAGE CAPTURING THE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. CAPTURING THE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. A BRUSH WITH DEATH. IMPOSSIBLE. A BRUSH WITH DEATH. HE CAN STILL BARELY A BRUSH WITH DEATH. HE CAN STILL BARELY BELIEVE IT. HE CAN STILL BARELY BELIEVE IT.>>I REMEMBER SEEING A BELIEVE IT.>>I REMEMBER SEEING A BIG FLASH AND FEELING>>I REMEMBER SEEING A BIG FLASH AND FEELING LIKE A LITTLE FEAR GO BIG FLASH AND FEELING LIKE A LITTLE FEAR GO THROUGH MY BODY. LIKE A LITTLE FEAR GO THROUGH MY BODY.>>Reporter: THE SOUTH THROUGH MY BODY.>>Reporter: THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL>>Reporter: THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL COUNSELLOR HAD STEPPED CAROLINA SCHOOL COUNSELLOR HAD STEPPED OUTSIDE DURING A STORM COUNSELLOR HAD STEPPED OUTSIDE DURING A STORM TO GRAB LUNCH. OUTSIDE DURING A STORM TO GRAB LUNCH. VIDEO SHOWS WHAT TO GRAB LUNCH. VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. A FLASH OF LIGHTNING HAPPENED NEXT. A FLASH OF LIGHTNING SO CLOSE, IT CAUSED A FLASH OF LIGHTNING SO CLOSE, IT CAUSED HIM TO STUMBLE. SO CLOSE, IT CAUSED HIM TO STUMBLE. DROPPING HIS UMBRELLA HIM TO STUMBLE. DROPPING HIS UMBRELLA BEFORE GETTING OUT OF DROPPING HIS UMBRELLA BEFORE GETTING OUT OF THERE. BEFORE GETTING OUT OF THERE.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M THERE.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M BLESSED.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M BLESSED. MAYBE TWO INCHES TO BLESSED. MAYBE TWO INCHES TO THE RIGHT IT COULD MAYBE TWO INCHES TO THE RIGHT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT THE RIGHT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY WHERE I’M NOT HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY WHERE I’M NOT SITTING HERE TALKING STORY WHERE I’M NOT SITTING HERE TALKING TO YOU. SITTING HERE TALKING TO YOU.>>Reporter: SO FAR TO YOU.>>Reporter: SO FAR THIS YEAR LINE HAS>>Reporter: SO FAR THIS YEAR LINE HAS KILLED 12 PEOPLE THIS YEAR LINE HAS KILLED 12 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE. KILLED 12 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE. THE MOST DANGERS NATIONWIDE. THE MOST DANGERS MONTHS IN THE SUMMER THE MOST DANGERS MONTHS IN THE SUMMER WHEN STORM SEASONS MONTHS IN THE SUMMER WHEN STORM SEASONS COLLIDE WITH WHEN STORM SEASONS COLLIDE WITH RECREATION. COLLIDE WITH RECREATION. EVEN IN NONFATAL RECREATION. EVEN IN NONFATAL STRIKES, THE DAMAGE EVEN IN NONFATAL STRIKES, THE DAMAGE CAN BE SEVERE. STRIKES, THE DAMAGE CAN BE SEVERE. CONTACT WITH HIGH CAN BE SEVERE. CONTACT WITH HIGH VOLTAGE CAN CAUSE CONTACT WITH HIGH VOLTAGE CAN CAUSE BURNS, SEIZURES AND IN VOLTAGE CAN CAUSE BURNS, SEIZURES AND IN SOME CASES, BURNS, SEIZURES AND IN SOME CASES, IRREVERSIBLE BRAIN SOME CASES, IRREVERSIBLE BRAIN DAMAGE. IRREVERSIBLE BRAIN DAMAGE. FOR McNEILL, HIS STORY DAMAGE. FOR McNEILL, HIS STORY IS ENOUGH TO KEEP AN FOR McNEILL, HIS STORY IS ENOUGH TO KEEP AN EYE SKY WARD. IS ENOUGH TO KEEP AN EYE SKY WARD.>>I STILL HAVE TO EYE SKY WARD.>>I STILL HAVE TO LIVE.>>I STILL HAVE TO LIVE. I WILL BE MORE WARY OF

51 Replies to “Man Speaks Out After Close Call With Lightning Strike | NBC Nightly News

  1. 🤣sorry, but outside, near trees carrying umbrella, and walking in water. Hummmm😑😁🤣pay attention to your surroundings. Thunder may mean lightning near by, and it's raining.

  2. Very lucky man, hope he learned his lesson to pay attention to his surroundings the next time in that type of weather.

  3. In case you didn't notice, that strike came from the ground, not the sky. When he was holding the umbrella, it ionized until there was enough difference in charge to cause the strike. That is also why he wasn't seriously hurt, because that was only about a million volts or so. A strike from the sky can exceed several billion volts at millions of amps.

  4. Looks to me he wasn't "Nearly hit" I came closer walking home I was able to hear the ground actually crackling around me I moved close but not directly near some trees hoping the lightning would strike the soaking wet lightning rods and not me no umbrella no rain coat, just normal clothes.

    It's part of life.

  5. Benjamin Franklyn's 1752 experiment creating the "lightning attractor" using a wet metal key, proving lightning is a form of electricity …? Hmmm …?

  6. Ppl always laugh, and brush me off when I tell them not to walk around while lightning is present. I had one hit a dumpster near me when I was a kid. Years later, I witnessed one hit right next to someone. LIGHTNING KILLS EVERY YEAR. EVERY YEAR!

  7. Let's be honest it's common sense to stay out of a thunderstorm. Shouldn't take a near death experience to teach you that lol

  8. If you stop the video just right, you'll catch the lightning actually goes from the ground to the sky…. This is one of those reversal strikes! I caught a screenshot of it unfortunately I can't show it here!!!
    But in YouTube you could actually slowed the video down to 1/4 speed, try doing that, near the end of the 0:15 mark…

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