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Lightning strike injures members of church youth group in Sevier County

Jun 27, 2024, 5:28 PM | Updated: 6:37 pm

Update: Teens Recovering from lightning shock, one remains in the hospital...

Update: Teens Recovering from lightning shock, one remains in the hospital

FREMONT, Utah — Officials in Sevier County have confirmed that a youth group from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hiking in Sevier County when they were struck by lightning.

The group was hiking south of the Fremont Junction near the Willow Springs overlook in the eastern part of Sevier County. After a light rain began falling, puddles of water accumulated on the ground. Lightning then hit the ground next to the group.

According to the Sevier County Sheriff, 50 children felt the shock. Seven kids required medical attention.  Of those seven, two children suffered severe injuries and were flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi.

Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis told KSL NewsRadio that five patients were transported by ambulance to Gunnison Hospital and Sevier Valley Hospital.

At the time of publication, none of the injuries suffered by the youth were expected to be life-threatening.

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Lightning strike injures members of church youth group in Sevier County