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Close call: Lightning strike caught on camera

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SANTEE (CBS 8) - We're hearing from a San Diego man who had a very close encounter with lightning in the East County.

Hans Nansen was at Lake Cuyamaca on Tuesday when he captured this strike on camera.

Nansen was standing on a rock jetty on the lake when the main lightning bolt hit about 10 feet in front of him. He says he saw a small streamer come out of the strike and connect with the front of his shoe.

"I did feel it, I tasted it, I could taste it in my mouth, metallic. It was almost like you were enveloped in this cocoon. It just kind of knocked me back, but it wasn't like a shock," he said.

Nansen was not hurt, just a little shaken up.

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