CLEARWATER, Fla. – Coast Guard crews rescued seven people off the coast of Tampa Bay after their boat was struck by lightning on Saturday.
The video shows the bolt impacting the 39-foot vessel moments before it capsized about 100 miles offshore of Tampa Bay.
According to reports, the group had left Tarpon Springs and was heading to a fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico.
Five women and two men were hoisted to safety by crews with the USCG Air Station Clearwater.
No injuries were reported.
#BREAKING USCG Air Station Clearwater rescued 7 people after their boat was hit by lighting 100 mil offshore of #TampaBay. Everyone is ok & reunited w/ family & friends thanks to them activating their EPIRB. Read more @ https://t.co/sINUsheQ9t #EPIRB #lightningstrikes #USCG pic.twitter.com/08SCd6WKoq— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 26, 2022