ORLANDO, Fla. — The search for a missing child is ongoing after a lightning strike Thursday evening near a lake in Orlando.
The lightning strike also put another child in a hospital.
The strike happened around 5:50 p.m. at Lake Fairview, near Lee Road and Edgewater Drive.
Firefighters said five people from a rowing club were on a boat when the lightning struck.
Parents were at the lake all night and into Friday morning, waiting for answers.
Orange County Fire Rescue divers were pulled from the water around 1 a.m. and plan to return at sunrise.
Seminole County crew stayed throughout the night and used a boat and sonar to search for the missing middle schooler.
Officials believe the lightning struck the boat, or near it, causing it to overturn.
Channel 9 weather radar showed more than a dozen strikes around the time.
Firefighters said five middle schoolers were on the boat, four rowers and a coxswain, responsible for steering.
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