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Video shows lightning strike feet away from teens on lake

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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 close call.

"Thank the Lord he protected me," Owings said. "I know that's what happened."

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