04-16-2007, 08:34 AM #1
SKip gets hit by Lightning blast !!!!
Just saw this, hope you are ok brother!
"A man standing in a lake at the Osceola-Orange County line Sunday was knocked unconscious when a bolt of lighting hit near the shore line, according to officials.
Witnesses said Skip Holmes was riding a watercraft at Moss Park along Lake Mary Jane Sunday when he was hit during severe weather in region.
"My brother fell over in the water and couldn't move," Phillip Holmes said. "All of the muscles flared up in his body and he couldn't move. He was out. He was unconscious."
It is believed the lighting bolt hit a nearby tree and traveled from the ground to the lake.
"My hair started tingling and the ground shook," Holmes said. "And when I looked over there I saw stuff falling from the tree."
"I kind of tasted the electrical charge through my fillings," swimmer Kenney Patterson said.
The Holmes brothers are members of the Team Moto watercraft racers and were practicing for an upcoming competition, the report said.
"We knew coming out here what the weather was going to be like and we chanced it," Holmes said. "Well, in the future, we won't do that again."
Holmes was expected to recover from his injuries.
There were no other reports of injuries."
04-16-2007, 08:54 AM #2
04-16-2007, 09:00 AM #3
Get well soon Skip!!!
04-16-2007, 09:32 AM #4
Skip post when you can!
I hope you're doing OK Skip! That's some bad stuff. It was
blowing like crazy down here from that front moving through
Post when you can so we know you're allright.
04-16-2007, 09:48 AM #5
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- melrose ma
i hope you come out of this ok....all the best petros the plumber
04-16-2007, 10:04 AM #6
I saw this on the local news this morning. According to the report his brother gave him CPR until the meds came. He apparently was OK because they showed him going back out on the water and riding again that same day!
04-16-2007, 10:18 AM #7
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
- S. Florida
Skip, hope you have a speedy recovery.
04-16-2007, 10:21 AM #8
I talked to Skips brother.
He said it was drizzling and the was a single stike that knocked skip out cold. He appears fine.
04-16-2007, 11:10 AM #9
Dude, I hope you are ok.
Go buy a lottery ticket.
04-16-2007, 11:23 AM #10
Welcome to the club Skip....I was nearly hit by a lightning bolt way back in high school. I went to close the aluminum framed window when it struck. I was blown across the room and my hair was burnt. Guess we are both lucky to have lived to tell about it !! Glad to see you were out riding again the same day. Took me a minute to realize the CH 6 News story was about you when I saw it on TV last night !!
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