'Stay safe': Sheltering Florida lifeguards get close-up view of lightning

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'Stay safe': Sheltering Florida lifeguards get close-up view of lightning
'Stay safe': Sheltering Florida lifeguards get close-up view of lightning

Lifeguards in Panama City Beach, Florida, got a close-up view of a lightning strike, as Tropical Storm Marco moved across the Gulf of Mexico.

"Storms are no joke. Make sure to seek shelter and stay safe," the lifeguard service wrote on Instagram alongside footage of the lightning strike on the shoreline.

Panama City Beach Fire Rescue, under whose direction the lifeguard service operates, said the strike was "a close call after clearing the beach."

See what happens in the video above.