Horror moment mum-of-two killed by a lightning bolt while strolling along paradise beach | The Sun

THIS is the horror moment a mum-of-two was killed after being struck by a lightning bolt while strolling along the beach.

Froilanis Maireth Rivas Roman, 34, was taking an innocent walk on Boquilla Beach in Cartagena, Colombia, before the terrifying incident occurred.

In horror CCTV footage, an oblivious Roman could be seen strolling along the coastline as small waves crash in by her feet.

A number of beachgoers were standing around taking in the views when a huge lightning strike flashed down from the sky.

The white electric current directly hits the bikini-clad holidaymaker and she drops instantly to the ground.

Another beach-goer nearby was also shocked but appeared to have escaped the full force of the strike.



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Later, phone footage shot by horrified onlookers shows the hairdresser lying flat on her back as the sea laps around her body.

One bystander could be heard saying: "She is dead. The lightning bolt killed her instantly. They can't touch her."

Astonishingly Roman survived the bolt but it induced a massive cardiac arrest and she died 45 minutes later as paramedics rushed her to hospital.

A spokesperson for the city's Mayor's Office said: "They tried to revive her for 45 minutes. After that, they declared her deceased."

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Hours before her death, the Cartagena Risk Management Office had reportedly issued a severe weather alert and warned citizens to take precautions.

Local officials said Venezuelan national Froilanis was zapped after lifeguards had ordered bathers to clear the area.

City officials called for tourists to respect the safety rules issued by beach lifeguards.

It comes after an Olympic canoeing hopeful passed away earlier this month after being struck by lightning.

Bogdan Saliwon, 16, was training at a lake in Ukraine when the bolt hit him.

After a huge search, his body was found in the lake and police believe he died as a result of drowning.

Two people were also killed by a lightning strike on a Mexican beach last month.

The tragedy happened on a beautiful Central Pacific Coast beach called Playa Maruata in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

Chilling footage of the drama showed the victims collapsing on the sand and a woman near them screaming.

And in 2019, a hillwalker was killed and six others were blown off their feet in a horror lightning strike on a remote mountain in Scotland.

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The seven-strong party of hikers was hit by a bolt of lighting – resulting in a 55-year-old woman dying from her injuries.

The attack happened on Na Gruagaichean a 3,465 ft Munro at the eastern end of the Mamore range near Kinlochleven last night.

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