The torrential rains experienced in Providenciales on Monday has claimed one life, that of a man who was struck by lightning while in a boat, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has confirmed.
The incident reportedly took place in the vicinity of Pine Cay, the police said. In addition to the police, the matter has been turned over to Her Majesty’s Coroner.
The police report is as follows: “On Monday 2nd May, at about 2:00pm, the Police Control Room received a report that whilst on a boat in the Pine Cay area, a man was believed to have been struck by lightning and was unconscious and unresponsive.
“At about 3:15pm, the boat containing the victim and two other men, was towed into the Blue Haven Marina.
“Emergency Medical Services were at the location awaiting the arrival of the victim. The emergency medical technician observed that the male victim appeared to be lifeless. A medical doctor attended the scene and pronounced the victim dead at 3:19pm.”