A SUCKER for storms truly suffered for his craft when he came face-to-face with a bolt of lightning.
On Monday night, Gladstone residents were treated to a stunning display of lighting and thunder.
And like many people who just love a good storm, Tim Alfrey whipped his camera phone out to capture the free show.
But as he recorded from his balcony at the Oaks Grand Gladstone hotel, a bolt of lightning struck the edge of the balcony - just meters from where he was standing.
Watch Channel 7's footage of the event below:
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