Backpacker films lightning strike just over his shoulder in Byron Bay – two hours before a U.S. man was tragically killed at Mount Warning

This is the stunning minute a Scottish hiker shot a lightning strike landing simply behind him as he strolled home from a night out.

Kris Owens, who has been going around Australia for a while, caught the insane occasion on film in Byron Cove on December 5.

Mr Owens’ close miss came hours before an American traveler, 24-year-old Sam Beattie from New York, was killed subsequent to lightning hit a tree close to his tent.

Beattie was exploring the great outdoors out over Mount Cautioning, around a hour north of Byron Cove, with sweetheart Michele Segalla, 23, when he was killed.

Police think lighting struck a tree close to his tent and afterward touched his feet, slaughtering him right away and leaving Ms Beattie with head and neck wounds.

Mr Owens stated: ‘I was advancing home from a reggae night at the Byron Shoreline Lodging around 2am when I was gotten amidst an exceptional lightning storm.

‘Supposing it would be a smart thought to record my conceivable passing for my mum, I kicked my telephone and off to record, and caught the accompanying film.

‘I have since discovered that somebody was struck by lightning and lost their life the previous evening and it was a truly fierce tempest.’

Mr Beattie passed on around two hours after the fact, at 3.50am, amid a similar tempest.

Two climbers heard Ms Segella crying in her tent alongside Mr Beattie’s body, and keeping in mind that one remained with her, the other one went for offer assistance.

It took hours for crisis administrations to protect Ms Segella and recover Mr Beattie’s body as the climate was too terrible for them to utilize a helicopter.

Byron Narrows and the encompassing region has been plagued by high temperatures and lightning storms for the last a few, climate which is set to proceed until at any rate Friday as indicated by Accuweather.

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