Viewer captures slow-motion video of lightning striking off-shore in Myrtle Beach

Viewer captures slow-motion video of lightning striking off-shore in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – As over 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded in the Myrtle Beach area Wednesday afternoon, one viewer took a spectacular slow-motion video of one bolt striking the ocean.

Nathan Polk was rolling from the 6th floor of his condo off Ocean Boulevard, near 17th Avenue North, when lightning struck off-shore.

The First Alert Weather Team's weather information system recorded over 1,000 lightning strikes in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area as a storm rolled through at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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