Colorado Man Seriously Injured by Lightning Strike in Rocky Mountain National Park

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A Colorado man suffered numerous severe injuries as a result of a lightning strike on Saturday in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver, CO. Other hikers found the man suffering from numerous serious injuries along the trail and called park rangers. It was not known if he was directly struck by lightning.

He was brought down the trail in a wheeled litter to the Bear Lake trailhead and was then taken by ambulance to Glacier Basin Campground, before being flown to the hospital in Loveland for treatment.

Park officials say no further information on his condition was available Sunday.

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