Teen killed by lightning strike on Lake Marion

A 19-year-old man has died after he was struck by lightning on Lake Marion. Authorities say Korey A. Moore of Swansea was riding a personal watercraft Saturday afternoon when he was struck. Full Story
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Eric

AOL

#1 Jul 7, 2008
our prayers are with his family. We were all out on the lakes this weekend with kids, on PWC's, boats,etc.
The storms hit Lake Murray as well and the lightning scared us all in. It is very dangerous to be on the water with it all around. I hope everyone really reads this story and take heed the next time a storm is heading your way. 19 years young is too young to be sent to heaven.
Trvman

Pawleys Island, SC

#2 Jul 7, 2008
There was a storm and he had to see/hear it coming and he stayed out on the lake? Once again, another example of NO common sence.

I don't even go out on the water on a day like this when there is a high chance of storms. No matter how nice it may look when I get up.

I just don't get it. Seems like every day we read of another person being killed by doing something stupid.
gary

Cayce, SC

#3 Jul 7, 2008
korey was a friend of mine he did not know the storm was close
ZMK

Lexington, SC

#4 Jul 7, 2008
I'm very sorry about your friend. Storms are very unpredictable with the hot humid weather.
Fed Up

Summerville, SC

#5 Jul 7, 2008
Trvman wrote:
There was a storm and he had to see/hear it coming and he stayed out on the lake? Once again, another example of NO common sence.
I don't even go out on the water on a day like this when there is a high chance of storms. No matter how nice it may look when I get up.
I just don't get it. Seems like every day we read of another person being killed by doing something stupid.
That was an ignorant statement.
csl

United States

#6 Jul 7, 2008
I was there Sat and this storm blew up out of nowhere. If you were not close to land, you couldn't have made it back without getting caught. If you know anything about big water, often there are no warnings....these storms just appear.
Wampee Man

Irving, TX

#7 Jul 7, 2008
Trvman wrote:
There was a storm and he had to see/hear it coming and he stayed out on the lake? Once again, another example of NO common sence.
I don't even go out on the water on a day like this when there is a high chance of storms. No matter how nice it may look when I get up.
I just don't get it. Seems like every day we read of another person being killed by doing something stupid.
Are you really that stupid????
Santee

Coats, NC

#8 Jul 7, 2008
I am sorry for the family's loss.
We were around the corner at a house when the storm came up. As soon as we heard it, we took the boat out of the water. We passed right thru where this happened <just moments before> to get to our boat landing. We have been caught off guard with fast approaching thunderstorm enough times that we don't wait anymore.
As soon as we got our boat out and to the house (.2 miles), the lightning was on top of us. Anyone who was still on the sand bar or at Mill Creek beach would have been running for shelter.
Most of the time the bad weather comes from over the trees at Mill Creek and we don't see it right away.

tim

AOL

#9 Jul 7, 2008
I was on the pontoon that was beside Korey when it he was electricuted. Three of us were affected. My right arm and the other guy had his left arm shocked. Korey was not riding the jet ski. There was not a storm close to us. The wind was blowing away from the Mill Creek area and we went out after that. We were 200 yards or so out of the no wake zone and were deciding if we needed to go back or the opposite way. It was not raining and a cloud was approaching Mill Creek area. It was a bolt from nowhere. Korey was on the jet ski and water was in the side where your feet go. He got a double dose of what me and the other guy got. God be with him and his family. It could have been several other people that were "Caught" in the storm.
Trvman and wampee do ya drink and drive? Do ya go to work or school when it is lightning? Do ya speed? Life is a game of chances. We do not know what is going to happen from day to day. What if ya get held up or a drive by? There are multiple ways to get in trouble, some are avoidable and some are not. Trvman and wampee , Did ya know Korey or his life. NO you did not. How do you make a statement about no common sense? You must be a shallow person that only judges individuals based on a reading or story. Learn to understand people by getting to know them yourself. Don't pass judgement on anyone unless you walk in there shoes. You and wampee man. Fed up man also.
SayWhatNow

Laurinburg, NC

#10 Jul 7, 2008
Trvman wrote:
There was a storm and he had to see/hear it coming and he stayed out on the lake? Once again, another example of NO common sence.
I don't even go out on the water on a day like this when there is a high chance of storms. No matter how nice it may look when I get up.
I just don't get it. Seems like every day we read of another person being killed by doing something stupid.
You are a heartless jerk.
Fed Up

Summerville, SC

#11 Jul 7, 2008
I am sorry for this tragic event. I agree completely with your statement. Just last week a lightning bolt struck 35 yards from where my 15 year old daughter was pressure washing the driveway. It came out of nowhere. That was why I felt Trvman's comment was ignorant. He did not know this person or the circumstances behind this tragedy.
lakin

Germantown, KY

#12 Jul 7, 2008
korey was one of my best friends, he didnt know the storm was coming or was even there. ok so dont be saying my best friend doesnt have any common sense shoot you probley aint got none, he won every single race remember he doesnt have any common sense though.:[! got a problem with what im saying replie to it. i miss korey and im not going to have you talk crap about him ok. peace!
Trvman

Pawleys Island, SC

#13 Jul 7, 2008
Sorry, but I am a boater and I keep an eye to the sky and keep my marine radio on when I am on the water and I also have a jet ski. It is a GREAT $100.00 investment. You can get advanced warning of storms on a marine radio.

I go out on the ocean and as soon as they say there is a thunderstorm in an area that is 30 miles from me, I head in land. They start announcing warnings as soon as storms develope and it gives people time to get in off the water. I have never been caught out in a storm because of this. I have seen it blue sky and 45 minutes later big thunder and lightning. However, I knew the storm was coming and I was at the docks before it hit and out of harms way because I had the warning. You can tell the peoplewho listen to their marine radio because theya re all heading inland like crazy, fast and the sky is blue.

I t is all about "thinking" when you are on the water and being prepared for ANY type of weather.
Justin

United States

#14 Jul 7, 2008
hey trvman you are one ignorant sob because talking all that crap Korey was my cousin and he had more common sense then most people and thi is very emootoinal time for everybody so this could happen to everybody. i would do anything to bring korey back if i could.
Swamptown

Swansea, SC

#15 Jul 7, 2008
Korey was an amazing person. and i think its pretty crappy of trvman to say that. if that happened to you or one of your really close friends you would not have said that. but that storm did come pretty quickly. i was up there earlier that day, and we left before it came. I'm going to the Funeral home tommorow, and im honestly afraid to because i know that my boyfriend and i are going to cry. Korey was a very good person that made everyone laugh, and he left a place in our hearts. me and all of my friends would go to the races to watch him race that # 66 kart. wow. it will hit when we see him tommorow, that he is really gone.
Disgusted With It All

Conway, SC

#16 Jul 7, 2008
Sounds like this was really one of those freak occurrences that rarely happen and it's awful that this young man died. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
Leadfoot

United States

#17 Jul 7, 2008
good way to show your ignorance and stupidity there trv. opinions like yours are one of two things everyone has. Corey was and is a good kid. he will be missed by a lot of people. you on the other hand i wonder about. if you say you have never been caught by a suprise storm on the water you have never been on the water much or you are a liar
Trvman is a jerk

Manning, SC

#18 Jul 8, 2008
How dare you scold someone and take some superior than tho higher ground after a tragedy like this. Here's hoping the next lightning bolt (or truck) finds you. Then we will all gather on your lonely grave to tell you what you did wrong.
Trvman

Pawleys Island, SC

#19 Jul 8, 2008
All you people are taking it personally. It is not a personal attack. All I said was this could have been prevented by paying attention to the weather. I didn't say anything about he was not a nice/good kid or anything else. This was something that could have been prevented.

If you feel this could not have been prevented, then that is your opinion and you have that right to your opinion, just as I have my right to my opinion.

Even after people read this, they will still go out on the water with no weather/marine radio, pay no attention to the weather. This is just the way people are.

I know it was an accident. If you all want to remember him, then why not work with the state and go to boat launches and hand out some flyers telling people to buy a marine radio and keep the weather channel on while boating. Do you have any idea how many boaters go out on the water and have NO marine radio? They rely on their cell phone if they need help. Maybe have a sign put up at the boat launch mentioning what happened and telling people to buy or use their radio when boating and keeping the weather channel on when boating.

This accident can help educate others. I bet the newspapers and TV stations would be glad to come do a story about his friends trying to educate boaters about being prepared while out on the water.

Nice try at backpedal

Manning, SC

#20 Jul 8, 2008
Trvman wrote:
All you people are taking it personally. It is not a personal attack.
Well let's see.... In your first post you said
Trvman wrote:
There was a storm and he had to see/hear it coming and he stayed out on the lake? Once again, another example of NO common sence.
<snip>
I just don't get it. Seems like every day we read of another person being killed by doing something stupid.
You said the person who was killed had no common sence(sic) and was being stupid. This would be the exact defintion of a personal attack.
You can get down of your high horse now and just stop posting. You are only digging a hole deeper for yourself.

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