DENVER (AP) – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak.
The 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday on Bear Peak.
Officials did not release their names.
Officials say a call was made to 911 around 1 p.m. notifying authorities the man was unconscious and not breathing and that a passerby had started CPR.
Rescue personnel arrived and found the injured couple about a quarter-mile up from the Bear Creek trailhead 37 miles northwest of Denver (see map below).
Officials say the man was airlifted to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Authorities say an initial investigation at the scene suggested the man received a direct lightning strike to his upper body.