Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lightning Kills Dad, Son 48 Years Later

New Jersey - A Hammonton, New Jersey man is dead after lightning struck so close to him that it sent a surge of electricity through his body. Before Stephen Rooney, 54, walked away from his wife, family and friends at a barbecue he was struck. He’d just said, after seeing lightning in the sky, “Don’t worry guys, lightning never strikes twice.” That line is much more than a cliché in the Rooney family. Stephen’s father also died after being struck by lightning 48 years ago while he was fishing in Fortescue, N.J. Stephen was just five years old. Rooney was with his cousin when a bolt of lightning hit the ground where they were standing. The men had stepped away from the barbecue — right by a tree — to smoke a cigar when they were hit.  More 

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