BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (KDKA) — A dog helped family members find two girls who were struck by lightning while hiking in Utah on Friday morning.
According to a release from the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, two girls, ages 8 and 16, were camping during a family reunion and left their camp on an ATV, taking a family dog with them.READ MORE: College In West Virginia To Discipline President Accused Of Plagiarism
Officials told CBS affiliate KUTV that while the girls were hiking, lightning struck the 8-year-old girl on the top of her head and traveled into the 16-year-old girl.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Rescued After Canoe Flips On Allegheny River Near Sharpsburg
The dog returned to the camp alone and led family members back to the two girls, who were found unconscious on the ground. The girls were then flown to a local hospital.
The 8-year-old girl was last reported to be in critical condition, and the 16-year-old girl was in serious but stable condition.MORE NEWS: Animal Wellness Centre Clinic In Beaver County To Close In November