1 dead, 7 injured after Colorado storm hit national park - Tucson News Now

1 dead, 7 injured after Colorado storm hit national park

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Martin Koschnitzke explains how important it is to take precautions during a storm. (Source:KUSA/CNN) Dr. Martin Koschnitzke explains how important it is to take precautions during a storm. (Source:KUSA/CNN)

DENVER, CO (KUSA/CNN) - One person is dead and seven others are injured after a vicious storm hits Colorado.

Authorities say numerous bolts of lightning struck in the Rocky Mountain National Park area.

Dr. Martin Koschnitzke, with the Estes Park Medical Center, says hikers apparently were at a high point of the park when conditions were getting rough.

"We can't emphasize enough that when it starts getting dark and clouds are forming, it's time to get down and my understanding is that this group was in the process of doing that and still got caught, which is really a sad thing," Koschnitzke said.

Four of the victims have been released.

The three others are in stable condition.

Copyright 2014 KUSA via CNN. All rights reserved.

 

  • Extreme weatherMore>>

  • Heavy rain not helping efforts to fight Washington wildfire

    Heavy rain not helping efforts to fight Washington wildfire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:05:38 GMT
     "You don't want to be around trees that have been burning for a while when the wind starts blowing," said Alan Hofmeister with incident command.
     "You don't want to be around trees that have been burning for a while when the wind starts blowing," said Alan Hofmeister with incident command.
  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:08:23 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
  • Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Massive crater appears at 'end of the earth' in Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:41:52 GMT
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'
    A massive crater has been discovered on the northwestern portion of the Russian continent, in an area called 'the end of the the earth.'

Powered by WorldNow