APRIL MAE, a 65-foot Hatteras out of Beaufort, NC, was struck by lightning Monday morning on June 12, 2023 during Day 1 of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The boat lost all power, but no one was injured.
Jake Visser, the son of the owner of the boat, reported that APRIL MAE was anchored and awaiting assistance as of 8:07 Monday night.
“April Mae anchored off waiting for rescue after loosing transmission from being on one motor headed back in. Prayers would be much appreciated as they are waiting for rescue,” Visser posted on the tournament’s Facebook page.
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