The weather made a turn for the worse, just as the Red Arrows flew past, and a huge crack of lightning lit up the sky. The 13 year old unnamed boy had been in the area where the lightning struck.
Rex Clarke, the ambulance team leader, described what happened, "Suddenly there was this huge crack of lightning really close to the seafront and really loud thunder. Seconds later we got a call that someone had been hit. The boy was breathing and was conscious. He had a minor burn to his shoulder and was taken to hospital as a precaution. It could have been a lot worse."
Ah, and the coincidence bit? The 13 year old boy, on Friday the 13th, was struck by lightning at 13:13 (i.e. 1:13 pm).
As Mr Clarke put it, "It’s all a bit strange that he was 13, and it happened at 13:13 on Friday 13th."
Initial source for the story: Daily Mirror. Image by Tomhab and published under GNU Free Documentation License.
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