Canadian father struck by lightning at daughter’s wedding

No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride’s speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter’s ceremony last weekend.

JP Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada.

“And just as I told my new son-in-law ‘You’re a lucky guy’ – Boom!” he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Aside from a small scar on his thumb, Mr Nadeau says he was unscathed and the wedding proceeded.

Storm clouds had gathered behind him at the ceremony on 8 July, he said, and his daughter saw lightning strike the ground nearby.

“I had the microphone and the shock jumped into the sound system and my hand just lit up and I saw the spark,” he told the CBC.

“And I’m looking at my hand and it’s all flared up… It was like I was holding a lightning bolt in my hand, it was amazing.”

Everyone was stunned at first, but that didn’t stop the happy couple from continuing with the festivities.

“It was a beautiful wedding,” Mr Nadeau’s wife, Maggy Thomas, told the CBC.

“But that was pretty terrifying for a second.”

 

BBC

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