Lightning Rod: Massachusetts angler survives strike at Maine’s Sebago Lake

When the sky turn dark above Maine's Sebago Lake, Massachusetts angler David Parsons and his friends motored quickly to shore. While running to his car to get the boat out of the water, Parsons was stuck by a lightning bolt that traveled through his body, exited the tip of his fishing rod, and sent him flying 50 feet. "It blasted me into the air and I was a crumpled up ball when I landed," he told "My shoes were smoking and my fishing rod was fried." Parsons spent the night at the Maine Medical Center in Portland and was released the next day. "I owe one to Mother Nature if you know what I mean," he said.