A teenage girl survived a terrifying lightning strike after she was saved by the wire of her iPod.
Schoolgirl Sophie Frost and her boyfriend Mason Billington, both 14, stopped to shelter under a tree when a storm struck as they were walking near their homes.
Doctors believe Sophie survived the 300,000-volt surge only because it travelled through the gadget’s wire, diverting it away from her vital organs.
Both are expected to make a full recovery and Sophie may not even have a permanent scar.
She will be thankful she was wearing her iPod, which she had been given four days earlier as a gift from her grandmother.