4 injured by nearby lightning strike on Grandfather Mountain


LINVILLE, N.C. (WJHL) — Four hikers were injured by a nearby lightning strike Friday on Grandfather Mountain.

Seven people were hiking around MacRae Peak when a storm suddenly approached the area, according to a post by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

The foundation says four people were hurt, but all seven were able to evacuate the trail on foot.

One person was transported to a hospital.

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