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So he was near it, or it hit him? Could it be as simple as the crack startled him and he inhaled some water and drowned? That would almost be reassuring....the other day in Crystal River we descended with a storm brewing nearby. When we had surfaced, it had blown where we predicted but was still only a few miles away. We were a litle nervous but nothing came of it. That night, we camped in the midddle of nowhere, 5 miles from a road that you could see on a map, further from any civilization (Scubafool gave me directions A parking lot for wilderness camping?!?), and I thought hell had broken loose. We had radar (GPS, Nexrad radar) so we could see that we weren't right under a supercell, but for two hours it was huge bolts of lighting just a mile off.....if we had surfaced after a dive to that, I have no clue what I would have done.
I guess that guys numbers where just up and it was his time to go.
Being struck by lightning is rare enough and then you have to be out of luck on surviving it too.
Tragic and very unfortunate incident..
On a side note, the person making the graphics for the report could atleast have made sure it said "Diver" and not "Driver" :p