Lake Fairview: Body of college boy found after possible lightning strike capsized rowboat in Florida


The possible lightning strike happened Thursday night as five middle schoolers practiced near the North Orlando Rowing Complex in Lake Fairview, the Orlando Fire Department’s executive assistant chief said Thursday, Ian Davis. Officials were unsure if the lightning struck the ship or was near the ship.

The ship then capsized, leaving one student hospitalized and another missing after the students were forced into the water. The three remaining students were treated at the scene and released to their parents, Davis said Thursday.

The body of the missing student was found around 5:15 p.m. Friday after authorities launched a search immediately after the student went missing in the water.

“We are incredibly saddened by this incident and appreciate the efforts of the multiple agencies who have worked together over the past 24 hours to assist in the rescue,” Orlando Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer DeSantis said in a statement. a statement.

The student’s identity was not released on Friday.

According to radar near the lake, at least four total lightning strikes occurred between 5:46 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday.

CNN had contacted Orlando Public Schools and the North Orlando Rowing Complex for more information.


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