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Boy killed by lightning in our anchorage, what would you do?

We are catching up on the news and learned a boy was killed by lightning last week in the same anchorage we were in on Saturday night (Superior, WI). It appears the captain had beached the (swing keel) boat during a storm and was leading his family ashore. Six others, including the Captain, were seriously injured. An absolute awful tragedy.

The local authorities are saying the family was doing the right thing by getting ashore during the lightning storm. However the family was struck while wading through knee deep water to get ashore.

We (family of five) ride out these lightning intensive thunder storms on our boat rather than making our way ashore. Are we doing the wrong thing? What do you think?

These storms are very common on Lake Superior so I am interested in your opinions.
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