Golf fans injured after lightning strikes at PGA Tour in Atlanta

The lightning hit a tree, causing its debris to fall on unsuspecting fans.
1:31 | 08/25/19

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championship in Atlanta. Lightning struck a tee tree. Several people were hurt by falling debris. Sam champion is here with more. Sam, this is really scary. Reporter: There were warnings on the storms that were nearby in the area, people were in the process of getting out of the way of that storm. But when that lightning hit, people close by said it sounded like a bomb went off. Lightning roberting from the sky during the third round of a professional tournament. People were struck by lightning. Reporter: Two bolts striking a tree after play was suspended due to storms. Debris injuring six people, some taken away on a stretcher. Keep them warm and breathing. Reporter: Overnight, we spoke with Billy Kramer. Who was hurt during the mayhem. There were screams. It seemed like everyone else saw the tree was falling. I was just going based off of that and running away from as quickly as possible. Reporter: Watch as the lightning strikes this tree, captured by NBC cameras covering the golf championship. Robert bueckner was at the tournament and recorded video of the frightening incident on his cell phone. Saw about four, five people being thrown from the power of lightning on to the ground. I got a good heart rate here. Reporter: Parts of this pine tree striking golf fans as they were taking shelter. It struck that tree. We're all lucky. It's all who forecast fear most about summer storms is that the fact that people are out more trying to enjoy summerlike

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