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Posted By: Alfred K at 9:00 am

9 Jun 2010

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man was minutes from proposing to his girlfriend on a hike in Western North Carolina Friday when she was struck and killed by lightning.

“Everything went black. I was spun 180 degrees, thrown several feet back. My legs turned to jelly. My shoes were smoking and the bottom of my feet felt like they were on fire,” Richard Butler said.

For a moment, he said he thought he was the only one hit by the bolt of lightning.

However, it was his girlfriend Bethany Lott, 25, who took the direct hit. She was hiking just a few feet in front of him.

“I crawled to her, rolled her over. They say she was gone automatically, but I tried CPR for probably 15 minutes,” Butler says.

Man thats about as harsh as it gets. Except for that time when I lost my virginity… and my girlfriend died of cancer. Or maybe she was already dead?  And was it my aunt that died of cancer?  Funny how the past becomes so hazy when you get old.

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  • ALK

    i dont think anyone reads this blog anymore without shaking their head sayin “for shame”


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