Rocky Mountain National Park hikers burned by nearby lightning strike
July 8, 2008
Three people suffered minor burns after lightning struck nearby in Rocky Mountain National Park on Tuesday, Park officials said.
Two men and a woman, all from Houston, were thrown to the ground when the lightning hit near Mills Lake at about 12:20 p.m.
Mills Lake is approximately 2.8 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said a 46-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were burned on the feet. The woman, the wife of the 46-year-old, was burned on her arm.
They had been hiking with a group of eight people ” a family of seven and a friend ” all from Houston.
Rangers determined the lightning struck the ground near the group.
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The three were treated on scene and declined further medical attention.