12 News is reporting that four hikers were struck by lightning on the Grand Canyons’ South Rim on Tuesday. Two of the hikers were found unresponsive and were airlifted to a hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Witnesses say that the storm rolled in quickly and that the thunder and lightning started just as it began to rain without much warning.
“Grand Canyon park officials say they received reports of multiple people being hit by lightning at the Bright Angel Trailhead around 3 p.m. A 30-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were found unconscious. The man woke up a short time later but the woman had to be taken by ambulance to Flagstaff for treatment. At least two other people were also treated at the Grand Canyon clinic for lightning splash injuries.” -Azfamily.com
It’s one thing to get struck by lighting and survive. I feel like you hit an extra level of clout if you get struck by lightning in the Grand frickin’ Canyon and live to tell the tale.
I hope that those injured are okay and don’t have any lasting injuries or ailments. If so, they have the most badass story to tell at the bar for the rest of their lives…