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SeaWorld Lightning Strike Injures 8 People At Water Park In Orlando, Florida

First Posted: 08/17/11 12:19 AM ET Updated: 10/16/11 06:12 AM ET

ORLANDO, Florida (Associated Press)-- 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 the guests and two of the employees were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The other three workers were taken to a local urgent care facility. All were conscious and alert.

Late Tuesday night, the two hospitalized employees were still being evaluated. Everyone else had been released.


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