Scott Sheppard: Lightning strikes storm chaser (VIDEO)

A storm chaser is lucky to be alive after a close encounter with lightning.

According to the TODAY Show , Scott Sheppard was recording a storm in South Dakota when lightning struck.

It traveled through his arm, but he miraculously survived.

The TODAY Show reports the lightning struck the pavement, kicked debris in the air and even disabled a passing car.

Sheppard was not seriously hurt.


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