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Unidentified man in critical condition after being struck by lightning while hiking in Summit County.

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.

Julian Reyes

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