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Old 06-29-2018, 05:02 AM
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Authorities: Man on boat likely killed by lightning

UMATILLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead on a boat in a Florida lake was likely struck by lightning.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.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:58 AM
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I always thought that that wouldn’t actually be a bad way to go.No suffering, no anxiety. Like a light switch,on - off.
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Boat and lightning=lots of anxiety
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I don't scare easily, but lightning on the water is near the top of my worst fears.
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We usually lay all the rods down and sit of the floor and hope for the best.
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Originally Posted by GeeK101 View Post
We usually lay all the rods down and sit of the floor and hope for the best.
I tell the dumbest on the boat to get on the t top and look for ling
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
I tell the dumbest on the boat to get on the t top and look for ling
I am prone to talking to myself too.
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Never forget the day a lightning storm was passing just to our North and another to our South , my Loran (long time ago)antenna and vhs antenna were SIZZLING like high power lines, when we dropped them down our rods started. When we dropped them the sizzling stopped and we high tailed it to port
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Only other thing that scares the living hell right out of me other than lightning is a Water Devil.

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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
Never forget the day a lightning storm was passing just to our North and another to our South , my Loran (long time ago)antenna and vhs antenna were SIZZLING like high power lines, when we dropped them down our rods started. When we dropped them the sizzling stopped and we high tailed it to port
That happened to me with a manual kite rod with a kite in the air and braided line. The storm was close by but no visible lightning. Guess it was just electromagnetic charge in the air. It was the last line out and we didn’t want to touch it because it was buzzing pretty loud and we didn’t know what to do. After hitting the reel with a few different tools to release the charge and being unsuccessful. I threw a bucket of saltwater on the reel and it stopped so we reeled it in quickly and left.
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
I always thought that that wouldn’t actually be a bad way to go.No suffering, no anxiety. Like a light switch,on - off.
add while fighting a big nasty marlin and I can see your point...
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So that's one person out of millions that go boating every year, hardly a common event, more chance of getting killed driving to your boat.
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post


That happened to me with a manual kite rod with a kite in the air and braided line. The storm was close by but no visible lightning. Guess it was just electromagnetic charge in the air. It was the last line out and we didn’t want to touch it because it was buzzing pretty loud and we didn’t know what to do. After hitting the reel with a few different tools to release the charge and being unsuccessful. I threw a bucket of saltwater on the reel and it stopped so we reeled it in quickly and left.
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Never forget the day a lightning storm was passing just to our North and another to our South , my Loran (long time ago)antenna and vhs antenna were SIZZLING like high power lines, when we dropped them down our rods started. When we dropped them the sizzling stopped and we high tailed it to port
We were out on the gulf doing a night dive with some thunderstorms around. Sounded like one of the air tanks was leaking, checked that out and all was fine. Happened to look up at the rods & antennas and all had what appeared to be glowing lime green tennis balls resting on their tips.
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These guys got lucky
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Originally Posted by psychocuda View Post
We were out on the gulf doing a night dive with some thunderstorms around. Sounded like one of the air tanks was leaking, checked that out and all was fine. Happened to look up at the rods & antennas and all had what appeared to be glowing lime green tennis balls resting on their tips.
I had an old salt on board with me when mine happened and he called that "St. Elmo's Fire" . He said we were ripe for a hit
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wow !!
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I remember St Elmo's Fire from" Moby Dick", I think Quequeg got it to move on to his harpoon. Wow!! That just sounds wrong in so many ways.
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You're not a boater in Florida if you haven't had a terrifying experience with lightning.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
I don't scare easily, but lightning on the water is near the top of my worst fears.

I am with you, makes me VERY nervous to say the least .
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I am prone to talking to myself too.
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