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: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 3-Day Total Of 12,686 New Cases, 52 Additional Deaths
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: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3-Day Total Of 1,350 New Cases, 8 Deaths
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: 20-Year-Old Arrested In Death Of Man Found Shot Inside Vehicle After Crash