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Authorities: Man on boat in Florida likely killed by lightning

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 08:58:07-04

UMATILLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead on a boat in a Florida lake was likely struck by lightning.

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News outlets report that 44-year-old Jeffrey Moyer was found in a pontoon boat Wednesday evening on a Umatilla lake, northwest of Orlando.

A medical examiner determined that Moyer had died from electrocution.

National Weather Service radar showed a thunderstorm with lightning strikes in the area Wednesday afternoon.