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Fishing trip turns deadly near Ottawa over the weekend

Digital writers

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:31 AM -

Provincial police say a 53-year-old man was killed by a lightning strike near Elgin, southwest of Ottawa, over the weekend. 

Joseph Higgins of New Jersey had been fishing with his daughter when a storm rolled through. 

According to police, he was pronounced dead shortly after being struck at about 8 pm on Saturday. 

Higgins and his daughter were out boating on Clear Lake at the time and they tried to seek shelter underneath a cottage, but he was struck by lightning while on land.

With files from The Canadian Press

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