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PostSubject: Golfer's death a misadventure   Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:22 pm

By Elena Chong, Court Correspondent

A CORONER on Monday recorded a verdict of misadventure on the death of a golfer 10 days after he was struck by lightning at Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC).

Mr Soh Lye Huat, 57, a businessman, was playing golf with three friends at the Changi Coast Road club last Oct 25 when he was thrown to the ground. His friends, too, were thrown to the ground. Earlier, the four had reached the 17th hole when they saw flashes of lightning at the far end horizon and heard thunder roaring.

As there was no siren for the lightning alert from TMCC, they decided to finish the 17th hole before ending their game.

Mr Soh was the last to putt at about 10.10am when a loud bang was heard. Mr Soh was found lying face down and bleeding from his mouth. The back portion of his cap was shredded.

Two of his friends, together with a golf marshal, applied cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Mr Soh till the ambulance arrived.

He remained in intensive care at Changi General Hospital until his death from multi-organ failure on Nov 4.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfer's death a misadventure   Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:27 pm

wah lao.. scary.. RIP..

i saw in a documentary that lighting now a days can originate from the earth to the sky, and this type of lighting is more powerful. the cause is the built up of charge due to urban activities.. hence courses near urban areas can be more dangerous.

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PostSubject: Re: Golfer's death a misadventure   Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:25 pm

Yeah, especially this season, during the monsoon, the lightning seems hyperactive this few weeks. Be extra vigilant and careful on the greens~
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