A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on Bear Creek Trail near Boulder Sunday.
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says the 36-year-old man died while his wife, 37, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Officials have not released the name of the man pending notification of his family members.
Someone called 911 before 1 p.m. on Sunday to report the incident, which happened 1/4 of a mile up from the Bear Creek Trail trailhead. Another passerby administered CPR on the man, but was unsuccessful.
The man was airlifted to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Officials say an initial investigation at the scene suggested the man received a direct lightning strike to his upper body.
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