The Loop

Lightning strikes Connecticut golf course, at least three hospitalized

June 25, 2012

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. -- At least three people were hospitalized, and 15 were "impacted" by an early Monday morning lightning strike at the Lake of Isles golf course in North Stonington, Conn.

According to the Hartford Courant, employees were on the course removing water from the greens to prepare for a tournament scheduled for today when the lightning struck. Course manager Archie Cart told the Courant that no one was directly struck by lightning, but that as many as 15 people felt the nearby strike. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around 9:30 a.m., transporting at least three people to the William W. Backus hospital in Norwich.

Lake of Isles is part of the Foxwoods Casino resort. The Arizona-based Troon Company owns the course itself, while the Mashantucket Pequot tribe owns the property where it is located.

-- Derek Evers