Man struck by lightning using selfie stick in Cornwall


A Camborne man has been hospitalised after his Selfie Stick was struck by lightning!

Malcolm Rosevear of Pengegon was on Carn Brea taking photos when the incident happened.

A passer by said “I was walking my dog when I saw a man standing on a rock with his phone on a stick! I realised it was one of those Selfie Sticke. I thought to myself “It’s a bit dangerous in this thunder and lightning, he’s gonna have someone’s eye out with that.” Then all of a sudden there was a flash and a bolt lightning hit the stick. The lightning went down his arm and I saw a spark fly out his behind! It was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. I reckon there was a lot of built up gas or something as the lightning set him off like a rocket!”

Malcolm was using a Selfie Stick on Carn Brea.

Malcolm was using a Selfie Stick on Carn Brea.

A doctor at Kernow Hospital in Truro said “Malcolm is completely recovered. His only concern at the moment is getting his phone back so he can post the photo on Facebook.”