Saturday, July 12, 2014

7 Injured, 1 Person Killed by Lightning Strike in Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 1:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon, park staff were notified of a lighting strike that occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This area is located off of Trail Ridge Road between Rainbow Curve and Forest Canyon Overlook.

Eight people were affected by the lightning strike with a variety of injuries. One woman died from her injuries. Of the remaining seven, two were transported by ambulance and five transported themselves to the Estes Park Medical Center.

In a statement released on its website, the park said that there would be no further information that will be released today.


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