It's a terrible tragedy, but humans being struck by lightning is still a relatively rare occurrence. In surfing, a question that's been debated for years is whether you can get struck by lightning in the sea?
Some people argue that the sea is 'safe' because surely lightning goes for the highest point, such as the surrounding trees and buildings.
After watching this slo-mo video, the answer is unequivocally yes. Lightning can strike at sea.
Moral of the story? Get out of the ocean quick if a storm rolls in.