Six spectators injured by giant LIGHTNING attack while watching the FedEX Cup PGA Tour event in Atlanta – after the cruel storm forced wave stars to hide
- Six people were injured by a giant lightning strike while watching the FedEx Cup
- The shocking incident occurred Saturday afternoon during the third round of the golf championships in Atlanta
- The lightning struck a tree, after which rubble then hit four spectators who were hiding under it
- Dramatic images showed at least three of the spectators lying on the ground, while EMT crews rush to offer help
- The game is suspended until Sunday morning
Six people were injured by a giant lightning strike while watching the FedEx Cup in Atlanta.
Several spectators – who saw the third round of the championship in green – were seen lying on the floor after the incident took place on Saturday afternoon at East Lake Golf Club.
Another man was seen tied to a stretcher while being taken to an ambulance by EMT crews.
In a statement released Saturday night, the PGA said that two lightning strikes hit the green around 4:45 PM.
One of those strikes struck a tree, with debris injuring four of the spectators. Two others were also injured in the storm – although it; it is unclear whether they were hit directly by lightning.
Four people were struck by lightning while watching the FedEx Cup in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. One of the men is seen in an ambulance on a stretcher
Cameras captured the moment when one of the gigantic lightning strikes hit the East Lake Golf Club on Saturday afternoon
Cameramen captured the dramatic scenes on the floor after the lightning strikes
The PGA did not provide a specific update on the circumstances of those six spectators, but they said their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The shocking incident occurred about 30 minutes after the game was suspended, allowing the golfer to seek shelter during the vicious storm, which began shortly after 4 p.m.
The PGA says it encourages all spectators to go inside for their own safety.
& # 39; When it comes to game suspension … let's not make room for mistakes there. Safety is a big priority for us & # 39 ;, said the Saturday in their statement.
& # 39; Scoreboards informed fans that bad weather was approaching the track and fans were asked to evacuate the track when the game was interrupted. & # 39;
Regarding the suspension of Saturday's play, the Russell Russell, Vice President of Rules & Competition of the PGA TOUR, stated: & We opened hospitality venues that are well-founded in many other places such as that. You have many people, and you have to do that quickly. & # 39;
The game will resume on Sunday at 8 a.m.
EMT crews and fellow spectators rushed to help those affected by debris
One of the spectators is placed in an ambulance before being taken to the hospital
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