Missing student’s body found after boat capsizes during rowing team practice

A boat carrying five rowers overturned after a lightning strike in an incident that killed one boy and sent another to the hospital. (WKMG via CNN)
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 9:40 AM CDT
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(WESH) - The body of a Florida middle school student who went missing after a boat capsized on an Orlando lake has been found.

Fire officials said the student was a part of a rowing team of five practicing on Thursday night when their boat capsized in a lightning storm.

Three of the students made it out safely and one was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The missing student’s body was found around 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

Authorities have not released the names or ages of the rowing team members.