Lightning Strike Closes Wanaka Pool
9 January 2013
Lightning Strike Closes Wanaka
Wanaka Pool has been temporarily closed
after the facility was hit by lightning during an electrical
storm this afternoon.
Lakes Leisure chief executive Ruth
Stokes said a young girl who was showering at the time was
thought to have received a mild electrical shock. The child
did not sustain any injuries and did not require any medical
attention. “Our primary concern is for the child but we
have been assured that she is fine. This is an accident that
no-one could have anticipated, however we are investigating
the matter further,” she said.
As a precaution the pool
would remain closed for the remainder of the day. Given the
weather conditions Lakes Leisure has also closed the outdoor
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