Crews in Florida are combing the waters of Lake Fairview for a scholar who went lacking after lightning struck close to his center faculty rowing membership follow, inflicting their boat to capsize.
5 college students had been on the water round 5:50 p.m. when the incident befell close to the North Orlando Rowing Advanced Thursday night, Orlando Fireplace Division Government Deputy Chief Ian Davis mentioned throughout a convention. They had been all members of the nonprofit group North Orlando Rowing Membership, ABC Information reported.
“Preliminary studies point out lightning struck the world,” the hearth division mentioned, noting it was nonetheless unclear whether or not it truly struck their vessel.
One of many rowers was injured within the incident and transported to AdventHealth Orlando whereas one other three college students had been handled on the scene.
A fifth rower remained lacking early Friday morning, in line with the hearth division.
Orlando’s dive crew, the Orlando Police Division and the Orange County Fireplace and Rescue Division are aiding with the search and rescue efforts.
“We imagine the scholars had been from varied colleges in Central Florida,” the division mentioned.