Lightning strike kills Colorado hiker, 36, injuries wife: police
Rescue officials found the man and his wife, 37, a quarter-mile from the trailhead, the Denver Channel reported. The unidentified man was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the report said. His identity was not released.
A preliminary investigation indicated that man had been hit by a direct lightning strike on his upper body, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.
The man’s wife was not hit by the lighting, but was injured from the strike’s electrical current, police said. Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening. The woman’s identity was not released.