8 Report Injuries After Lightning Strikes SeaWorld

All have since been released, are fine
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2011 9:19 AM CDT
Shamu and others leap out of the water at SeaWorld in this file photo.   (AP Photo/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Jason Collier)
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(Newser) – Three guests and two employees were sent to the hospital yesterday after lightning struck at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove water park in Orlando. Firefighters were called to the park just after 5pm, as a storm that meteorologists had warned would produce “excessive” lightning passed through, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Three other employees were taken to a local medical clinic, but none of the eight total people affected are believed to have been directly hit, and all have now been released from medical care.

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