GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ — Grand Canyon National Park officials say two hikers were struck by lightning near the Bright Angel Trailhead on Tuesday afternoon.
A 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were found unresponsive along the trail just before 3 p.m., officials say.
The man reportedly regained consciousness without intervention, but crews had to perform CPR and other life-saving interventions on the woman to save her life.
Both patients were taken to the hospital for treatment. The woman is said to be in stable condition at a burn center.
Park officials say “significant storm activity” made air transport of the victims unavailable and they had to be taken to the hospital by ground.
Two other people reportedly went to the hospital on their own with “lightning splash injuries.”
Two hikers have died on the Bright Angel Trail in just over a week in separate incidents.
A hiker died on July 14 on the trail after being found unresponsive.