Sport: Second rower dies from injuries after boating accident in Central Florida

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A second rower died after a boating accident in Lake Fairview.

Second rower dies from injuries after boating accident in Lake Fairview © WESH 2 News Second rower dies from injuries after boating accident in Lake Fairview

North Orlando Rowing confirmed the tragic news late Saturday. Five team members were practicing on Sept. 15. Reports show the boat flipped when a lightning storm popped up.

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Crews recovered the body of one student the day after the accident. The second student went to the hospital and passed a week later.

North Orlando Rowing said in a statement on Facebook, "It is with broken hearts that we share the passing of a second rower involved in last Thursday’s weather-related tragedy. The NOR community is devastated and continues to focus on supporting our affected families and our entire NOR team during this difficult time. We continue to cooperate with local authorities and USRowing as they investigate the incident. Until the investigation is complete, we are unable to provide further comment. We are beyond grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from around the world. Please continue to hold our families in your prayers."

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