Video shows man nearly struck by lightning in South Carolina

A man walking through a South Carolina school campus was nearly hit by lightning, security camera showed.

The incident was captured on a surveillance camera at the Academy for Technology and Academics in Conway on Thursday.

The video showed school counselor Romulus McNeill holding an umbrella and walking on the sidewalk as a lightning bolt struck nearby. The strike startled him, causing him to drop his umbrella as he jumped.

(Horry County Schools via Storyful)

McNeill said he was thankful to not be injured.

"I felt a shock," McNeill told WMBF. "It was just kind of insane for it to happen like that. I was just trying to get home and get something to eat."