A 13-year-old boy talks about being shocked after being struck by lightning

After returning from the dead, the American teenager shared his feelings after being struck by lightning, ABC channel reported on August 19.

On August 8, 2018, 13-year-old Josiah Widman was walking with a friend in an Arizona park when he was suddenly struck by lightning.

That lightning strike threw him nearly three meters into the air and resulted in a cardiac arrest. The boy may have died, but a passing man ran to him and gave him CPR, after which Josiah was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

A 13-year-old boy talks about being shocked after being struck by lightning
Lightning discharges electricity to the Earth’s surface – (Image: AP).

In addition to the cardiac arrest, the boy suffered a skull fracture, concussion, leg burns and short-term memory loss.

“I woke up in the hospital three days later and thought I just fell asleep. I didn’t even know that I was here for the last three days. I just remember how hot it felt, and then Then everything is gone,” Josiah Josiah commented on the incident.

According to the teenager, his death was saved by a skateboard, which he held in his hand while walking.

Josiah believes that the skateboard has transferred most of the charge to the ground. However, his mother commented that the skateboard caused the accident when sucking the target.

It is known that the average lightning charge is equivalent to about 1 billion joules – this energy is enough to power a 60 Watt light bulb for half a year.

It is estimated that about 90% of victims of lightning strikes survive, but most of them suffer from severe burns and heart disease due to the large electric charge.