This Brazilian Photographer Caught The Moment Lightning Struck A Swimmer Dead

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Photographer Rogério Soares caught an eerie moment with his camera. A woman struck dead by lightning on a beach.


The swimmers ignored warnings, ultimately leading to Rosangela Biavati, who was 36-years-old, to be struck by lightning.

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Apparently the people she was with tried to resuscitate her for 2 minutes, but to no avail.

Rogério Soares on Biavati’s death:

It was very impressive. It was a mixture of horror and sadness. [I do not know] what to do. It was awesome. It seems that the lightning was just waiting for her to come because she had children in the water at that moment. — A Tribuna

Please, everyone, stay out of the water when there’s a storm. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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