Body of missing student located on Orlando lake

The search for a missing middle school student in Lake Fairview came to a heartbreaking end after Orlando Fire reported the body was found at 5:15 p.m. Friday. The student was thrown overboard Thursday evening while rowing on the lake with four other middle schoolers. Another child was sent to the hospital.The last three students were able to go home to their families.A memorial of flowers has been growing outside North Orlando Rowing throughout the search. The group of five was practicing rowing on Lake Fairview before sundown when there were reports of a lightning strike in the area. The boat capsized. Orlando Fire and Police, Orange County Fire and Rescue, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office worked together. WESH 2 learned that the student who was missing attended Annunciation Catholic Academy. The principal of the school sent out an email to families Thursday night saying they would have extra counselors at the school Friday to support students and staff.North Orlando Rowing declined to speak with WESH 2, but posted a message on Facebook that read, “The rowers, their families and coaches of North Orlando Rowing are devastated. We are working through this as we always do, as a team. We don’t know all the details; when we know more, we will share. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time.” Officials have not yet released information on the condition of the student who was sent to the hospital.

The search for a missing middle school student in Lake Fairview came to a heartbreaking end after Orlando Fire reported the body was found at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

The student was thrown overboard Thursday evening while rowing on the lake with four other middle schoolers. Another child was sent to the hospital.

The last three students were able to go home to their families.

A memorial of flowers has been growing outside North Orlando Rowing throughout the search.

The group of five was practicing rowing on Lake Fairview before sundown when there were reports of a lightning strike in the area. The boat capsized.

Orlando Fire and Police, Orange County Fire and Rescue, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office worked together.

WESH 2 learned that the student who was missing attended Annunciation Catholic Academy.

The principal of the school sent out an email to families Thursday night saying they would have extra counselors at the school Friday to support students and staff.

North Orlando Rowing declined to speak with WESH 2, but posted a message on Facebook that read, “The rowers, their families and coaches of North Orlando Rowing are devastated. We are working through this as we always do, as a team. We don’t know all the details; when we know more, we will share. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time.”

Officials have not yet released information on the condition of the student who was sent to the hospital.

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