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Woman in serious condition after being struck by lightning at Drayton golf course

DRAYTON, N.D. — The family of a golfer struck by lightning is keeping a close watch on her as she recovers. 

The 51-year-old Canadian woman was injured after being struck by lightning at the Drayton golf course around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

Emergency responders were called to the scene and said the strike was indirect and traveled through her golf club. 

Family members said the Manitoba woman was in town for a family get together.  Her family says the sky above was clear, but some clouds were off in the distance. 

"All of a sudden a dark cloud from the Northwest kind of came over there. And then we heard this big boom. Somebody said she had rubber on the bottom of her shoes and that may have saved her life," said Sheila Halcrow, Drayton golfer. 

The family says she's still in very serious condition at Altru in Grand Forks and her her husband is with her. 

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