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Expat Mamie Brisker Killed by Lightning Related Incident in Alto Boquete


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This article from El Siglo. Apparently the woman was barefoot. She is well known in the fitness community. RIP.

The lightning bolt struck a few meters away from a restaurant, where the deceased had arrived with her husband in a vehicle to buy food

lunes 7 de mayo de 2018 - 12:00 a.m.
Elmer Quintero Cedeño
elmer.quintero@elsiglo.com.pa

Lightning struck. A citizen of United States nationality died yesterday afternoon Sunday 6 May this year when, during a thunderstorm, lightning took her life.

The fact was reported at 7:00 yesterday evening, when a heavy downpour fell in Chiriqui province, the electrical storm reached us in the district of Boquete.

The bolt struck  a few meters away from a restaurant, where the deceased had arrived with her husband in a vehicle to buy food, at a time when she went without shoes to pick up the order, she received the electric shock.

Paramedics arrived to the place to perform resuscitation maneuvers on the lady, however despite the effort, failed to save her life.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/cronica-roja/muere-caerle-rayo-boquete/24062006

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5 hours ago, MarieElaine said:

This is so sad!  What a horrible accident.   If she had been wearing shoes, would the outcome have been different?

No. Thin rubber soles will not protect you from lightening. Think of all the hikers who are hit by lightening each year. Anyway, I'm not convinced she wasn't wearing shoes. I have never seen her walking around barefoot. And a lightning strike could easily have blown her shoes off.

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3 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

It is the current that maims or kills. 20,000 amperes is an ENORMOUS amount of current.

Thanks for posting this article.

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