Lightning Fatality at Baxter State Park

Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.
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Hiker Struck By Lightning at 2:40 PM on Mount Elbert Descent

News reports indicate that 28-year-old Justin Eggleston was struck in the head by lightning about 2:40 p.m., Sunday, Aug 15 while coming off Mount Elbert.
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Lightning Fatality in Tent at Killarney Provincial Park in Canada

Sootoday reports Victor Rossokhaty was killed by a lightning strike on their tent at Topaz Lake on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the Killarney Provincial Park in Canada.
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Scout Group Struck By Lightning on Whitney Climb

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Scout leader was killed in a lightning strike at 10,500 feet on Mount Whitney.
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3 Fatalities as 16,000 Including President Climb Ukraine’s Highest Mountain Hoverla

KVIPost reports three people died while climbing Ukraine’s highest point Hoverla to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this ex-Soviet republic’s declaration of sovereignty.
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11 Injured in Lightning Strike at Old Faithful

11 visitors were injured in a lightning strike at Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
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