A sailboat in South Boston was struck by a bolt of lightning Saturday after strong thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts.
The boat was hit Saturday evening while docked at the Columbia Yacht Club in South Boston, according to CNN affiliate WFXT.
With thunderstorms rolling across Massachusetts and New England on Saturday, one person in South Boston caught the #shocking ⚡⚡ moment when lightning struck a nearby boat. #boston #boston25 #southie #zap pic.twitter.com/mVylFptsGr
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) July 7, 2019
No one was hurt during the strike, nor was anyone on board the vessel, which suffered fire damage to its mast and deck structure.
The NWS had issued a warning Saturday afternoon for heavy rainfall and flooding in the Boston area.
One to 1.5 inches of rain fell during the storms, which ended around 9:45 p.m. according to the NWS.
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