TAYLOR, Pa. (AP) — A man died after he was struck by lightning while playing golf last week in northeastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said Monday that Joseph Slivinski, 71, of Blakely was at Pine Hills Golf Course when severe weather rolled through at about 1:30 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
Rowland said Slivinski was apparently attempting to seek shelter when he was struck by lightning and died at the golf course.READ MORE: Allegheny County Health Director Says Delta Variant Is Fueling Rising Cases, Hospitalizations
Golf course owner and general manager Scott Kozar told WBRE-TV that when a storm is near, a ranger tries to alert golfers, but Friday’s storm came in so fast that there was little time for people to get out of harm’s way.MORE NEWS: 'Itchy Mites:' Preventing Bites And The Itch That Comes With A Mite Bite
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