Lightning Strikes Kill Two at Rocky Mountain National Park

Two deaths this week from lightning strikes at Rocky Mountain national park
When you’re out hiking this summer, pay careful attention to the weather. For the second time this week, a person has been killed by lightening at Rocky Mountain national park.

On Friday July 11, the National Park service reported eight people were hit by a lightening strike which produced a number of injuries and one woman’s death. The fatality was to a 42-year-old woman named Rebecca R. Teilhet from Ohio. Two others in the party were taken by ambulance Estes Park Medical Center, and the remaining five made it to the medical center on their own.

The incident occurred at the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This area is located at high elevation (approximately


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4 Responses to Lightning Strikes Kill Two at Rocky Mountain National Park

  1. Bud Barnard says:

    I trust that none of my Colorado relatives were victims here! – Townsend

  2. Richard says:

    I can’t believe some of the storms I see people hiking in as if there is no problem at all. Too many people have the attitude of “it will never happen to me” and then pay the price. if you see thunderstorm clouds, head below treeline as quickly as possible and find shelter inside. It can save your life.

  3. Sam says:

    Afternoon pop-up storms have always been a threat. I’ve been caught hiking on those trails in beautiful weather only to summit and find dark, threatening clouds just on the other side. Naturally, we head back as quickly as possible, but they can approach pretty quick. There are now apps that warn of nearby rain. Although I don’t necessarily like having my phone with me while out in nature, it can be programmed to vibrate yet you can assign a certain sound that will override it (emergency setting) making it less intrusive. It only takes one person in the group to be willing to take their phone to protect the entire group, and possibly others on the trail caught unaware.

  4. creditcardfree says:

    Great public service announcement!

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