A lightning strike killed a Denver man and injured his wife as the couple hiked on a Colorado trail on Sunday, police said.
At about 1 pm, the authorities received a phone call. to a 36-year-old man who was unconscious and did not breathe on the Bear Creek Trail in Boulder County.
Rescue workers found the man and his wife, 37, a quarter of a mile from the starting point, reported the Denver Channel. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not published.
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A preliminary investigation revealed that a man had been hit by a direct lightning strike on his upper body, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.
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The man's wife was not hit by the lights, but injured by the stream of strike, the police said. Your injuries are considered not life threatening. The identity of the woman was not published.