• Boater dies after lightning strike in Lake County, deputies say

    By: James Tutten

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    UMATILLA, Fla. - A lightning strike is responsible for the death of a 44-year-old Lake County man Wednesday, investigators said.

    Jeffrey Moyer was boating on a lake in Umatilla when he was struck, deputies said.

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    Deputies were called to Long Island Drive around 7 p.m. after reports of a death.

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    Several witnesses told deputies Moyer was struck by lightning while sitting in a pontoon boat at a dock on the lake.

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    This is the fifth lightning death in Florida this year.

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