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Ontario: Close call with lightning for campers at Silent Lake

(July 11, 2017) -- After her family's campsite was struck by lightning Friday, Tonya Kraan doesn't see herself pitching a tent anytime in the future.

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After her family’s campsite was struck by lightning Friday, Tonya Kraan doesn’t see herself pitching a tent anytime in the future.

“I know I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep in a campground ever again,” she said.

The Ennismore resident was camping with family and friends in Silent Lake Provincial Park, near Apsley, over the weekend when lightning struck a tree six metres from her tent.

Read the full story in The Peterborough Examiner.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.