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16-year-old goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky returned to the pitch for the first time in three weeks, after the teenager was stunningly struck by lightning while warming up for a match. The only thing more incredible than him returning is that we have video of the lightning strike, and warning: You’re going to see a person struck by lightning.
This teenage Russian goalkeeper survived a bolt of lightning and now he’s back on the pitch
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Zaborovsky was training with his youth team, FC Znamya Truda on July 4 when the lightning strike occurred. The goalkeeper was knocked unconscious, and. Zaborovsky was put in a medically induced coma during his time in hospital, and now feels completely fine — other than a lingering burn on his chest caused by a chain he was wearing when he was struck.
Being struck by lightning is, terrifyingly, not completely uncommon. It’s estimated that around 240,000 people are struck by lightning each year, with the global death toll disputed, but ranging from 2,000 to 6,000. However, capturing a strike on camera is exceedingly rare — which is what makes Zaborovsky’s case so different.
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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said the Russian navy will get 40 new ships and vessels this year, as he attended a naval parade in St. Petersburg on Sunday marking the Navy Day in Russia. The parade in St. Petersburg and the nearby town of Kronshtadt featured 46 ships and vessels and over 4,000 troops and aimed to “demonstrate the growing power of our navy,” Putin said Friday. He said 40 ships and vessels of different classes will enter service this year, and that the Russian navy will be equipped with hypersonic weapons to boost its combat capabilities.
Thankfully he’s okay and returned to the field — because this could have gone very differently.
Video: Russian teen survives bolt of lightning (Reuters)
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