ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A 31-year-old Thornton man suffered numerous severe injuries as a result of a lightning strike inside Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday afternoon.
He was hiking below treeline, between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha, when the lightning strike occurred, according to a park release. Other hikers who called park rangers found him.
It’s unknown whether he was directly struck by lightning.
A search and rescue team took the injured hiker to the Bear Lake Trailhead. He was then flown to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. His condition is unknown.