Hikers in hospital after Glacier National Park lightning strike
Two adults, child injured when lightning struck near them on St. Mary Falls trail in Montana park
WEST GLACIER, Mont. — Two adults and a child were injured after lighting struck nearby as they hiked on a trail in Glacier National Park.
The man and woman, both 23, and the child were taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Hospital spokesman Jim Oliverson told The Daily Inter Lake the three remained hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition.
A ranger called park dispatchers at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to report the apparent strike on the St. Mary Falls Trail on the east side of the park.
Bystanders started CPR and the victims, who were initially unconscious, were carried on litters to the trailhead. The child was flown to the hospital while the adults were put on an ambulance. The helicopter returned and picked up the man while the woman continued to the hospital in the ambulance.