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15 taken to hospital after lightning strike on Connecticut golf course

At least 15 people were transported to the hospital Monday after a lightning strike at the Lake of Isles golf course in North Stonington, Conn.

Firefighters were called to the course just before 9:45 a.m. Strong storms moved across the state and into North Stonington Monday morning.

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The victims were workers at the course, fire officials said. Lake of Isles is owned by Foxwoods Casino. According to the Hartford Courant, the men were prepping the course for a tournament scheduled later on Monday.


The victims took shelter in a shed on the course between the 4th and 13th holes, according to a spokesperson for Lake of Isles. None of the victims was directly struck by the lightning, the spokesperson said.

All 15 were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

A house in Stonington was also struck by lightning Monday morning.

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