Golf lovers know the that a golf course can be a very unsafe place on a hot summer day. But lightning can strike anywhere as they discovered.

On Friday afternoon two golfers were hospitalized after being struck by lightning in the Twin Acres Golf Course parking lot near Colo, IA.

According to  CBS2 News one man was unresponsive but breathing when he was taken to an Ames hospital. He were treated and released by Saturday, but said he suffered nerve damage and loss of hearing in one ear. The other victim was also released.


Summer heat and humidity increase the likelihood of thunderstorms popping up without  a lot of advance warning. These strong storms have been erupting across Iowa for the past several days.  It's a good reminder to stay alert of changing weather patterns.

Colo Iowa is about 90 miles west of Cedar Rapids.

[source: CBS2 News]

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