9-year-old saves dad from lightning strike

Filed under: Tweens, Just For Dads, Health & Safety: Babies

They say your chances of getting struck by lightning are about one in three million. So you might think that Shane Gaither, who was badly shaken by a lightning bolt Sunday afternoon, must be an incredibly unlucky person.

But in fact, just the opposite is true.

After lightning struck the water close to where he and his 9-year-old son, Zane, were boating, Gaither was stunned, and couldn't see. Fortunately, instead of panicking, Zane called mom, and piloted the boat back to the shore where he waited with his father for paramedics to arrive.

So I'd say Mr. Gaither sure is lucky to have such a brave, level-headed kid.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.