Lightning Strike Reports Result In 1 Middle School Student Missing And Another Injured

1 hurt, 1 missing on Lake Fairview after lightning reports – WESH 2 Orlando

One student is in the hospital and another is missing after their boat capsized at a rowing complex at Lake Fairview Thursday night, according to the fire department. Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for the missing student.

The lightning strike wreaked havoc on a rowing team’s boat on Lake Fairview in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday afternoon. One student went missing and another was transported to AdventHealth Orlando in unknown condition.

Four children made it to safety, but authorities are still searching for the other child.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit arrived on-site with two boats equipped with sonar to support OFD in the search for the missing student, and three other students were assessed on scene for treatment and released without transport.

First responders aren’t saying whether they are conducting a rescue or recovery operation, but are moving around to make sure they aren’t missing anything. The South Orlando Rowing Association posted a statement on Facebook late Thursday evening asking for support for the missing rower.

Four lightning strikes occurred near Lake Fairview between 5:46 and 6 p.m. Thursday, according to CNN. 17 people had died due to lightning strikes in 2022.

To learn more about this lightning strike incident that harmed these rowers, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. 1 hurt, 1 missing on Lake Fairview after lightning reports  WESH 2 Orlando
  2. Student missing, 1 injured after Orlando rowing club boat capsizes following lightning strike  Fox News
  3. A middle school student is missing and another is hospitalized after possible lightning strike causes rowing vessel to capsize in Florida  CNN
  4. Divers search for missing child after lightning strike near Orlando rowing club  WFTV Orlando
  5. Student hospitalized, another missing in Orlando lake after lightning reports  WESH 2 News
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