Is it true that, along the shore of a lake, there is a lightning-safe zone that extends from the top of the tree line to the surface of the water at a 45-degree angle?
Absolutely not! Being near objects on a body of water during active lightning is extremely dangerous. Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are caught outdoors in the summer months and during the afternoon and early evening. Don’t believe this kind of folklore, or it may be too late to be sorry.