Pennsylvania golfer killed by lightning in Pine Hills


Officials say the severe weather that has swept through Pennsylvania in recent days has caused a man in Lakwana County to be struck by lightning on a golf course and killed.

The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at Taylor Pine Mountain Golf Course. The victim was identified as 71-year-old Joseph Slivensky from Blakely.

A report from the Lakwana County Coroner’s Office on Sunday stated that Slivensky was trying to seek asylum when he was struck to death by lightning.At about 1:30 in the afternoon, a storm passed over the area

According to Scott Kozar, owner and general manager of Pine Hills WBRE/WYOU When the lights become dangerous, the ranger on the course will notify the golfer, but sometimes the storm will enter quickly.

After the incident 70-year-old man killed by lightning Last month at Burlington Country Club in South Jersey.A 15-year-old girl was also Killed by lightning last month When swimming in Georgia.

U.S. long-term average It is recommended that 40-50 deaths per person As a result of lightning strikes. These numbers have declined in the past two years. There will be 17 deaths in 2020 and 20 deaths in 2019. according to To the National Weather Service.



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