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Lightning strike injures three Glacier Park hikers

By KCFW Staff
Published On: Jul 17 2013 06:13:36 PM MDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 06:18:44 PM MDT
KALISPELL, Mont. -

Glacier National Park officials confirmed three hikers where struck by lightning late Wednesday afternoon.

The hikers were near St Mary Falls on the park's east side. St. Mary Falls is located just over 10 miles west of the St. Mary entrance to the park and less than a mile off Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The hike is one of the easiest and most popular for visitors.

A park spokesperson confirmed the lightning strike, but was unaware as to the extent of injuries.