16 climbers struck by lightning, rescued off Grand Teton; 1 dead

9:02 p.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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This is sad news from Grand Teton National Park. According to the Jackson Hole Daily, 16 climbers were rescued by Grand Teton National Park rangers on Wednesday after a lightning storm struck on the 13,770-foot Grand Teton. All 16 sustained some injuries, from bumps and bruises to burns and secondary trauma. The body of a 17th climber, who died after being struck and knocked off the mountain, was...

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2010/07/22/grand-teton-lightning-rescue.html

9:41 p.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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God bless search and rescue crews. Those folks are really unsung heroes. I may have to give it a try someday. Until then, my condolences to the family of Brandon and my heart-felt thanks to those who risked their lives to save others.

10:34 p.m. on July 22, 2010 (EDT)
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Wow, such sad news!

3:05 a.m. on July 23, 2010 (EDT)
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It must have been hell. Imagine a lighting storm so violent it affects three separate climbing parties thusly.
Ed

1:29 a.m. on July 28, 2010 (EDT)
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A great salute to the rescuers who had risked their life in order to save the climbers from the disastrous situation. But for the guy who had lost his life, its a sad news indeed!!

11:05 p.m. on July 28, 2010 (EDT)
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How very tragic. Praying for the survivors and the family and friends of those who lost their loved one. Many thanks to the rescue crew(s).

11:54 p.m. on July 28, 2010 (EDT)
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God rest his brave soul.

6:53 p.m. on July 29, 2010 (EDT)
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I was in the Tetons when this happened. I was hiking Paintbrush/Cascade Canyons and watched the rescue helicopters flying all afternoon. We had a few lightening strikes very close, but nothing hit closer than 1/4 mile.

Yes, a sad day, to be sure.

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