This is the moment a lightning bolt crackles from the sky and appears to strike a sailing boat’s mast during a storm on a tourist island hot spot used for filming a blockbuster Mamma Mia flick.
The startling scene was recorded by an onlooker on the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia during a storm which hit the region of Dalmatia.
An unnamed sailor was reportedly out at sea when he began recording the electric storm in the harbour.
In the video, dozens of boats can be seen close together as an ominous black cloud sits over them.
Suddenly a bolt of lightning shoots down from the cloud and hits a catamaran just a few metres from the man recording, according to local media.
Picture Credit: CEN
The video was uploaded with the caption: “Whoever survives this will tell the tale.”
The island of Vis was used as a filming location for the 2018 film ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’, by English director Oliver Parker.
Information from Blitzortung.org, which provides lightning and thunderstorm information, detected over 25,000 lightning bolts in 120 minutes in the central Adriatic during the storm, according to local media.
Netizen ‘Karen Blauvelt’ simply commented: “Scary.”
While ‘Tonci Bernetic’ added: “He returned to shelter quickly.”
And ‘Karmen Zivkovic’ wrote: “Terrifying.”
It is not clear whether there was anyone injured when the lightning struck.
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