August 16th, 2011
08:37 PM ET

Lightning strikes near six people at Sea World

[Updated at 9:36 p.m.] None of the six people appeared to have taken a direct strike, the fire department told CNN affiliate WESH. Five adults were taken to an area hospital for evaluation. One person was treated at the scene and released, according to WESH.

Six people were struck by lightning at Sea World's Discovery Cove
in Florida this afternoon, an Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman said.

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  1. MT

    By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 5:04 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials say eight people have been injured by a lightning strike at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove water park in Orlando. SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says none of Tuesday afternoon’s injuries were life-threatening. He says three guests and five employees were hurt but none were hit directly by lightning. Gollattscheck says all were taken to hospitals as a precaution. He says they were all conscious and alert. He says none of those affected were in the water.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROC

      Thanks MT. Glad to see AP has half a clue.

      August 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CLEEM

    LOL man.. 😀

    August 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Orlop

    How many people were killed in other acidents today? What makes this national news?

    August 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. steve

    I bet they try suing the park over it. That's what America does.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fla is retarded

    Clem is your mother as sick as you. You find this amusing. Please come to my neck of the woods so i canlet some alligators chew on your dumb face

    August 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fla is retarded

    Oh, cleem,

    can I throw you in with the tiger at animal kingdom. How can you find this funny about people getting hurt. Are you related to any serial killers. Where is the nearest insane asylum? Cleem is coming in

    August 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fla is retarded

    Why is sea world in the news? wh would you do a water park on a day that the weather has a threatening forecast. Sea world didn't force you to come in and be around a water event. The people made that decision. Now if sea world wants to initiate some protection that is their discretion.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MA

    Is this what journalism has come to? An "article" so short it could be a Tweet?

    August 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    Guess someone was in their lunch break when they wrote this amazing story.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. comcept

    Yes this is news, but we expect more from cnn, not just gossip

    August 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fla is retarded

    Tweet the idiots in fla who look like they have been tweeted and retweeted in the brain as they have shrinking brain cells and want to find fault when their is no reason to.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Fla is retarded

    How come this doesn't get as much publicity as casey anthing. This should have more info, data and attention. What about it media fools

    August 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Young Sauce

    LOL good for them. thats what happens when you go to sea world.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Thing1

    Almost peed myself reading the comments. Still could happen.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Thanks for the chuckle.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
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