In an incredible sequence, three teens snapped a selfie at the exact moment a bolt of lightning hit them.
Rachel, Isobel, and Andrew Jobson were riding bikes through a park when they stopped for a break under a tree. After a break, they decided to get a picture when the skies opened up and started raining hard. Then the camera captured this horrifying split second when a lightning bolt struck all three of them.
Isobel told the BBC, “The picture of us at the moment the lightning strike happened was at 17:05, I took a picture of us smiling and we then wanted a sad picture in the rain. All of a sudden I was on the ground and couldn’t hear anything apart from this high-pitched buzzing. My whole right arm was numb and I couldn’t move it.”
“We were taking the picture with our phone and then the next thing, I was on the ground. I felt disjointed. My sister and I were screaming,” Rachel said. “I got burnt on my thigh and stomach and it’s left lightning-like marks behind on me and my sister. I couldn’t feel my arm.”
The three believe the lightning may have struck them because the first thing it hit was Rachel's arm where a titanium plate was implanted from a prior cycling accident.