Authorities are searching for a missing student after a rowboat capsized following a nearby lightning strike.
The incident occurred at Lake Fairview around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday as students from the North Orlando Rowing Club were practicing:
“The rowing club was on the lake practicing,” Orlando Fire Department Executive Deputy Chief Ian Davis said. “There was a lightning strike in the area. We’re unsure if it actually hit the vessel or was just in the area. The boat was capsized.”
One child was taken to an area hospital while three others were uninjured and sent home to their parents.
Authorities say at least one child is still missing.
“We are going to use every diver that we have to see if we can locate the missing child,” Davis said.
The ages of the children have not been released at this time.
By Shirenna |