December 21, 2014
FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) - 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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