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Captain struck by lightning falls overboard

The body of a school boat captain, who was struck by lightning two days earlier and pitched overboard, was found Wednesday morning found in the Essequibo River in Guyana.

Remarkably, a young teenaged student took the wheel of the open boat and drove his other 12 students safely back to the dock.

Witnesses say the lightning burnt off Colinet’s life jacket and he went overboard and disappeared. It was not clear whether he was pitched out or if he jumped into the river.

Click here for the full report and click here for a follow-up report by Demera Waves.