A second lightning tragedy in Madison within a matter of days. A 75 year old Madison man is dead, after being struck by lightning at a municipal course Monday morning. Madison police officer Mike Hanson says the victim was part of a group which plays regularly at the Odana Hills course on the city's west side. Police believe the victim was coming off the course, but took shelter under a tree when he was hit, as thunderstorms rolled through the city at mid-morning. He was killed instantly. Eleanor Riley with the Madison parks department says course stay open during inclement weather, although posters advise players of the dangers posed by lightning. A Madison woman, her two year old daughter and a man who attempted to help them were all killed last Wednesday , when lightning knocked a power line onto a water covered bus stop during a heavy downpour.
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