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Updated Jul 22, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Guide injured by lightning strike at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Authorities say a river guide is
recovering after being injured by a lightning strike at the Grand Canyon
National Park.

Park officials said they received a call about 9:15 p.m. Sunday about an Arizona
Raft Adventures river guide needing medical attention after a lightning strike.

Arizona Department of Public Safety airlifted the guide to University Medical
Center in Las Vegas for treatment of associated injuries.

The name of the guide and that person’s condition weren’t immediately released
Monday.

Officials said lightning strikes at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are rare, but
they have caused serious injuries and fatalities in the past at the park.

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