TOWNSHIP 5 RANGE 13, Maine (AP) – A 16-year-old camper on a canoe trip survived a close call with lightning.

The 16-year-old girl from Boca Raton, Fla., was on a canoe trip to this remote area west of Baxter State Park when a severe storm kicked up Monday.

The Bangor Daily News reports the group was on the Mud Pond Carry trail, a muddy canoe portage made famous in Henry David Thoreau’s “In the Maine Woods.”

The girl said water that had accumulated on the trail “exploded” in front of her and she felt a shock, then numbness and tingling in her legs and lower back and up her spine.

Two campers hiked back to a campsite and called for help on a cell phone.

The girl was back at camp on Tuesday.

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