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07-15-2008, 12:19 AM
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Storm sends 10 to hospital at Blue Angels show
Ten people at the Blue Angels air show on Pensacola Beach were taken by ambulance Saturday to Gulf Breeze Hospital — four suffering lightning-related injuries following a thunderstorm that halted the show.
“These were not people who were struck in the head with a bolt of lightning,” said Bob West, public safety director for Pensacola Beach. “These were people who were standing near areas where lightning struck.”
Three lightning-related injuries were reported at the area just east of the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. And one was reported near the Wings souvenir and beach shop.
Candy McGuyre, a spokeswoman for Baptist Health Care, said the four lightning victims, as well as six other injured beachgoers, were transported by ambulance to the Gulf Breeze Hospital emergency room.
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