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Man struck by lightning while hiking

Published: Sunday, July 29 2012 8:46 p.m. MDT

Unidentified man in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hiking in Summit County. (Drew Jackson) Unidentified man in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hiking in Summit County. (Drew Jackson)

SUMMIT COUNTY — A man is in critical condition after being struck by lighting while hiking Saturday evening.

The man was transported to a near by hospital by a medical helicopter, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

The man has not been identified. He was hiking near Amethyst Lake just after 5 p.m, according to the sheriff's office.

Amethyst Lake is a day hike from Christmas Meadows, East of Mirror Lake. 

This strike comes roughly a week after 24- year-old Jesse King and his dog were struck and killed by lightning near Row Lake while on a fishing trip. King sought shelter under a tree, which was then struck by lighting.

Unidentified man in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hiking in Summit County. (Drew Jackson) Unidentified man in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hiking in Summit County. (Drew Jackson)

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