A day at the beach: ‘Lots of people saw the flash. They saw me fall and try to get up’

When Dr Robbie Tait and his dog went running on a Darwin beach, crocodiles were the concern. An oncoming storm, and the lightning that eventually struck him, didn’t stand out as potentially life-threatening

April fool’s day 2015 was just another routine day for us. Late that afternoon, I parked the car above Dripstone Cliffs and headed towards Casuarina Beach.

Even though you can’t swim in the Northern Territory’s coastal seas, because of crocodiles and stingers, I loved the beaches, and would run with my Tenterfield terrier, Finn, most evenings.

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