WATCH: Australian men narrowly miss terrifying lightning strike

Incredible video shows two Australian men having a close encounter with a bolt of lightning.

Friends Nick Panayiotou and Daniel Dudman were standing in a boat shed at Oyster Bay, in south Sydney, during a particularly nasty thunderstorm.

Seconds after Panayiotou tells Dudman, "Dude, don't go outside," lightning strikes mere feet away, accompanied by deafening thunder.

The men told Australia's Channel 7 that they had only just decided not to take their boat out on the river before the storm struck.

"It's unbelievable how lucky we are," they said.

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