Lightning not kind to anglers, campers, boaters

June 24, 2013 by John McCoy


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A new report from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reveals that fishermen suffer more deaths from lightning than any other group.

Since 2006, 26 people anglers have died after being struck. Campers came in second on the list with 15 deaths, closely followed by boaters with 14.

Interestingly enough, 82 percent of those who died were male.

NOAA released the study to mark the kickoff of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.


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