Apparent lightning strike kills two Maroon Bells campers

16th July, 2015 by

By Lauren Glendenning

A lightning strike likely killed a man and a boy in their tent Tuesday night or early Wednesday near West Maroon Pass, though two other children camping with them were unhurt, authorities said. The two dead were father and son, while the two survivors were an older daughter, about 12 years old, and younger son, approximately 8 or 9 years old, who had been staying in a separate tent, according to a U.S. Forest Service volunteer who spoke with the man who found the bodies, helped report the incident and saw the children come out of the wilderness.“The children just …

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