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2 Rescued From Under Golf Cart At Country Club

FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Police say two men playing golf in suburban New York claim an unusual hazard is responsible for injuries they suffered.

Police say the men became trapped under a golf cart at a country club when their vehicle flipped over.

Police Sgt. Kevin Keefe says the two golfers and witnesses reported seeing a funnel cloud.

He says, "What we had was a weird little wind event."

National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Villani says the dry, sunny conditions could have led to the formation of a "dust devil."

He says they can have "enough velocity to move things."

Police say the men, at the Beekman Country club in East Fishkill, about 66 miles north of Manhattan, suffered head injuries and abrasions, but refused treatment.

The golfers continued their game.


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