Two injured after lightning strike at Zion National Park

Posted at 3:46 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 17:46:49-04

ZION NATIONAL PARK — Two people were taken to an area hospital in stable condition Thursday evening after a lightning strike at Zion National Park.

The man and woman were hiking the Emerald Pools Trail when lightning struck a nearby tree, St. George News reports.  The strike knocked an 8-inch branch from the tree, which struck both hikers.

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