A sheriff’s spokeswoman released a statement saying a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with injuries that were likely received due to their proximity to the lightning strike. Both were conscious and walking when emergency responders reached them.
She says emergency responders had been delayed due to continuous lightning on the San Francisco Peaks. The three hikers are from Tempe. No other information was released about the victims.