Four hikers hurt by lightning at Grand Canyon

At least four hikers were struck by lightning while hiking in the Grand Canyon on Tuesday. At about 2:50 p.m., the Grand Canyon Communications Center received a call that several people had been struck by lightning near the Bright Angel Trail during a monsoon thunderstorm, according to a news release.

Officers arrived on the scene and found a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman unconscious. The woman was given life-saving measures, after which she regained a pulse. The man regained consciousness without assistance, officials said.

Both victims were taken to Flagstaff Medical Center as storm activity prevented air transport.

The female victim is in stable condition at the regional burn center.

At least two other patients were taken to the Grand Canyon Clinic with injuries caused by lightning, an event in which lightning strikes an object and the current passes to a person, according to the National Weather Service.

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