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.
Deputies were called to Long Island Drive around 7 p.m. after reports of a death.
Several witnesses told deputies Moyer was struck by lightning while sitting in a pontoon boat at a dock on the lake.
This is the fifth lightning death in Florida this year.
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