Lightning kills man, injures woman in Colorado

PHOTO: A lightning bolt emerges from a severe thunderstorm just west of Wichita, Kan., June, 26, 2018.PlayTravis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP
WATCH Lightning kills man, injures woman in Colorado

A man was killed and his wife was injured when he was struck by lightning as they hiked in Colorado on Sunday.

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The couple was on the Bear Creek Trail on Flagstaff Mountain when the bolt struck him around 1 p.m., according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Another hiker spotted the couple an alerted authorities.

PHOTO: A lightning bolt emerges from a severe thunderstorm just west of Wichita, Kan., June, 26, 2018. Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP
A lightning bolt emerges from a severe thunderstorm just west of Wichita, Kan., June, 26, 2018.

Initial investigations from the scene show that the man was struck directly in his upper body, and his wife was injured from "ancillary electrical current from the strike that hit her husband," the sheriff's office said.

She was conscious and breathing and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man was temporarily resuscitated on scene but died at the hospital.

The identities of the man, 36, and his wife, 37, are being withheld pending notification of their families.