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IrelandIrish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US

18:20  25 august  2019
18:20  25 august  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People

Lightning Strike At PGA Golf Tournament In Atlanta Injures Six People They were seeking shelter underneath a tree during a weather delay Saturday when lightning struck the tree.

An Irishman has been taken to hospital after being injured when lightning hit a tree at a PGA Tour event in Atlanta. He was among six spectators who were injured by debris after lightning struck East Lake Golf Club, shortly after play had been suspended in the third round of the Tour Championship.

Advertise With Us . Lightning strikes at the Tour Championship on Saturday, the final event of the PGA Tour season, has resulted in injuries to multiple fans . There were two lightning strikes at East Lake. Four people have been confirmed as injured , but police officials on the scene say six .

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Catalyst Images ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Emergency services provide assistance next to a tree damaged by a lightning strike during a suspension in play of the third round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 24, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Catalyst Images An ambulance passes the clubhouse at East Lake Golf Club after several fans were struck by lightning during third-round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) AN IRISH GOLF fan was among six people who were injured after lightning struck trees at a golf tournament in the US on Saturday.

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Six golf fans was left needing treatment after lightning struck amid worrying scenes at the PGA Tour Championship event in Atlanta on Saturday. Play was due to resume on Sunday, with US golfer Justin Thomas leading by one shot from Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.

Debris from that strike injured six people." The statement said that five individuals were transported to area hospitals after being treated by Golf tournaments have become vigilant about stopping play and asking fans to seek safety after two spectators were killed in the US in 1991 in two separate incidents.

Four fans were injured after two lightning strikes hit trees at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, showering debris over nearby fans.

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Catalyst Images ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Fans walk past lightning damage to a tree during a suspension in play due to inclement weather during the third round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 24, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Paramedics treated the four spectators, while two other injured fans also received treatment before being hospitalised.

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Debby Wong PA Images A general view of the 9th hole at the third round of the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club “Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening,” the PGA Tour said in a statement.

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Debris from that strike injured six people." The statement said that five individuals were transported to area hospitals after being treated by Golf tournaments have become vigilant about stopping play and asking fans to seek safety after two spectators were killed in the US in 1991 in two separate incidents.

A injured golf fan is loaded into an ambulance after being struck lightning near the practice range during third round play in the Tour Championship golf "He said, 'Dude, I think someone got struck by lightning right next to us .' And then word started spreading." Thomas said he had left tickets for

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and providing consular assistance.

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Catalyst Images Aug 24, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fans are assisted by medical personnel after a lightning strike during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Dramatic slow motion footage of the incident screened by NBC television showed a lightning bolt hitting a large tree near the fans before bursting into flames.

The lightning strikes hit the course shortly after players had been removed for safety reasons as storms rolled into the area.

Play is set resume on Sunday at 8am local time (12pm GMT).

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US © Catalyst Images A pine tree is stripped of bark after being struck by lightning on the course at East Lake Golf Club during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. Several people were injured by the strike. (AP Photo/John Amis) “The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance,” the PGA Tour added.

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Six people were injured when lightning struck a 60-foot pine tree at a US golf event, showering the area with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek

ATLANTA — Six people were hurt when lightning struck a golf course twice on Saturday during the third round of the Tour Championship. The strikes hit the East Lake Golf Course as fans and golfers waited for bad weather to pass.

With reporting from - © AFP 2019

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