Watford Golfer Struck By Lightening

22 May 2014, 15:57 | Updated: 22 May 2014, 16:09

A man is in a life-threatening condition after he was struck by lightening on a golf course near Watford.

The ambulance service were called just after 2pm (Thursday 22nd May) they then called for the support of the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.

A spokesperson for EEAST said: 

"The man, who we believe to be in his 60s, was on a golf course when the incident happened and it caused him to go into cardiac arrest. 

"Medics were quickly on scene and began giving advanced life support. He was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, in a life-threatening condition.

"Fortunately incidents involving people being struck by lightening are quite rare, but when it does strike, it can cause serious and potentially fatal injuries."