Man Survives Lightning Strike That Blew His Crocs Off

Cal Misener, who lives in Bowen Island, British Columbia, went out during a thunderstorm to close the windows on his truck while wearing his trusty pair of the much-maligned rubberized Crocs. He had one foot on the running board and the other on the ground, while his right hand was on the ignition. That’s when he got a shock he’ll never forget. He said he heard a loud bang and the whole truck became energized. Before he knew it, Misener realized that the lightning strike had blown one of his Crocs off. “It basically blew my Croc shoe across the road, and then just laid me right out on the ground,” said Misener. Fortunately, Misener’s wife found him by the truck and called paramedics. He was not transported to the hospital, and after approximately an hour, the feeling in his legs came back. Misener believes his lucky Crocs saved his life, so he plans to wear them to buy a lottery ticket.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

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