Family Dog Rescues Two Girls Struck by Lightning on Camping Trip
Two sisters, aged eight and 16 were on a camping trip in Beaver Mountains, Utah with their parents when they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. On Friday, after leaving their ATV to have “a look around with the family dog,” the girls were struck by lightning. Local reports stated that the lightning initially hit the eight-year-old girl’s head, and then the bolt consequently traveled to her older sister.
Randy Graham of the National Weather confirmed: ‘Out in the west, where we’re up in the mountains, we’re more exposed than in a lot of other places in the country, It’s a very real and dangerous situation.’
Good thing that the two sisters took their family dog along with them, because the moment the dog perceived the danger the girls were in, it heroically ran back to the parents, leading them to the exact spot where their children lay unconscious. Police report said: “The dog returned to the camp and alerted the family. The family followed the dog back to the site where the girls were found on the ground unconscious.”
And luck seemed to be on their side because biologists on a chopper happened to be flying around the area right in time for the emergency rescue. Pilot Bret Hutchings received news of the incident over his radio and responded quickly, transporting the girls to Beaver Valley Hospital.
Hutchings recounted: “We just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It’s pretty dramatic when you see what happens when a person gets struck by lightning.”
He further revealed: “I asked who was the more critical? They said this one that was with the mother. So I said, ‘Mom, come with me. Let’s get her loaded and get her down there.’ So we had about an 8-minute flight down to hospital.”
From Beaver Valley Hospital, the sisters were then transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital via Life Flight. Following the incident, the sisters were reported to be in critical but stable condition.
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