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Person nearly struck by lightning at golf course in Coventry

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The person was struck at the Twin Hills Country Club in Coventry. (WFSB) The person was struck at the Twin Hills Country Club in Coventry. (WFSB)
COVENTRY, CT (WFSB) -

A person was nearly struck by lightning at a golf course in Coventry on Thursday afternoon.

The incident took place at Twin Hills Country Club on Bread and Milk Street at about 4:20 p.m.

Golfers were asked to clear the course at Twin Hills Country Club until the storm passed. Then, eyewitnesses said they saw a big bolt hit, which was mere feet from where they were standing.

Then, an elderly man, who they said wears hearing aids,collapsed to the ground, according to eyewitnesses. 

"He just dropped to the ground we called 911," an eyewitness, who did not want to be identified, said. "He was OK."  

That man was conscious and alert. The eyewitness said his friend was a little shaken up but ultimately declined to go to the hospital. He later told eyewitnesses he was fine and drove home. 

"I'll just remember the sound," the eyewitness said. "It was like a firecracker going off in your ear. It was that loud."  

No further details were immediately available.

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