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SportFans injured by Tour Championship lightning strike released from hospital

17:55  25 august  2019
17:55  25 august  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

At least 9 injured when tree topples from lightning strike

At least 9 injured when tree topples from lightning strike Three people suffered serious injuries — two to their head and one to their back — according to officials

Lightning strikes at the Tour Championship on Saturday, the final event of the PGA Tour season, has resulted in injuries to multiple fans . Four people have been confirmed as injured , but police officials on the scene say six. They have been taken to the hospital ; injuries are not believed to be

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 . Five people were taken to hospitals for further medical attention. One other person was treated and released on-site.

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ATLANTA - The Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire and Rescue confirmed Sunday that five people were injured and transported to hospitals following two lightning strikes that hit the grounds of East Lake Golf Club during Saturday's third round of The Tour Championship, according to a statement from the PGA Tour.

All five were released from the hospitals Saturday night.

A sixth person was treated and released at the scene on Saturday.

Play had been suspended at 4:17 p.m. Saturday due to impending storms. Two lightning strikes - one that hit the maintenance area and the other hitting a 60-foot tree - came around 4:45 p.m. People were seeking shelter around the tree by the 16 th tee when lighting struck the tree and sent debris in all directions.

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Golf fans were struck by lightning at a PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta, GeorgiaCredit: AP:Associated Press. Play at the FedEx Cup, on the PGA Tour Championship , was suspended for the rest of the day Fans struck by LIGHTNING at Tour Championship as paramedics treat injured .

Six spectators were taken to hospital in Atlanta after lightning struck East Lake Golf Club, shortly after play had been suspended in the third round of the Tour Championship . The Tour added: “The safety of our fans , players and partners is of the utmost importance,” but eyebrows were raised at the

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Play in the third round was suspended for the day. The third round resumed at 8 a.m. Sunday.

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Possible Lightning Strike Sparks Brush Fire Near Murrieta.
A brush fire that was possibly triggered by lightning strikes broke out Wednesday evening just west of Murrieta. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncThe non-injury blaze was reported just before 4 p.m. near Clinton Keith and Tenaja roads, in the unincorporated community of La Cresta, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No homes were immediately threatened by the fire, which quickly charred 25 acres in about a half an hour.

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