ORLANDO, Fla. – A young rower who was hospitalized and placed on life support after a deadly lightning strike on Lake Fairview earlier this month has died, according to a statement late Saturday from North Orlando Rowing.
The severe weather event Sept. 15 occurred as five students from various area schools were practicing on the lake, leaving their vessel capsized, according to the Orlando Fire Department.
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After a roughly 24-hour search of the lake, officials reported a child’s body had been found. That student attended Annunciation Catholic Academy in Altamonte Springs, according to a Facebook post from the school.
Another victim — the subject of Sunday’s latest development — was taken to AdventHealth Orlando.
In NOR’s post Saturday, the club urged others to continue to show love and understanding.
According to the post, the club is cooperating with US Rowing and with local authorities, unable to provide further comment until an investigation could be completed.
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