Lightning Strike at Sea World’s Discovery Cove Injured 8

08/17/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Orlando, FL — Eight people were rushed to the hospital after they were injured when lightning struck at Sea World’s Discovery Cove water park. The lightning strike took place around 5:05 p.m., on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, reported the Chicago Tribune.

A storm was reportedly passing through Central Florida in which forecasters had warned that the storm could produce “excessive” lightning.

Eight people—including five park employees and three guests—say they were effected by the lightning strike. Officials don’t believe any of the victims were hit directly.

The three park guests were in a patio area and the employees were in the Adventure Photo cabana when the strike occurred.

The three guests and two of the employees were transported to an area hospital, while three other employees were taken to a local clinic. Everyone was reportedly “conscious and alert” and none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

All have since been released from hospitals.

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