Rowing South Africa sheds light on Germiston Lake tragedy

Rowing South Africa sheds light on Germiston Lake tragedy

A view of the Germiston Lake. Rowing South Africa has shed some light on the tragic lightning strike that led to the death of a 19-year-old coach and the injury of a 14-year-old rower at Germiston Lake on Saturday, reports Germiston City News. Both coach and rower, whose names have yet to be released, were affiliated to Somerset College in the Western Cape. ALSO READ: Teenager dies, another seriously injured in Gauteng lightning strike “We are waiting to engage with the athletes who were directly involved to ascertain what transpired. They are deeply traumatised at the moment. Keith McIvor on behalf of Rowing South Africa said: “However, what appears to have happened is that after the regatta had closed for the day, a group of athletes together with their coach started to walk back to their hotel which was close to Germiston Lake. “While walking, a very severe storm struck the area and the group sought shelter under a tree. Tragically, lightning struck the tree, fatally injuring the co…

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