SOUTH CAROLINA. (THECOUNT) — Check out this wild video out of South Carolina showing a man nearly struck by lightning as he walk down a path holding an umbrella.

The shocking video shows the very lucky man walking outside during a recent thunderstorm when a sudden strike of lightning strikes appears to hit inches away from him.


The lightning was so close to him, that it caused him to stumble and drop his umbrella.

The man was reportedly not injured during the ground shaking ear busting event.

So far this year, lightning has killed 12 people nationwide, reports KWWL.

Watch the incredible video go here.

Geo quick facts: South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. To the north is the Grand Strand, a roughly 60-mile stretch of beachfront known for golf courses and the vacation town Myrtle Beach – wikipedia.