- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say lightning might have killed two people whose bodies were found in a tent near Aspen.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says hikers found the bodies of a man and a boy Wednesday morning south of the Maroon Bells parking lot. The Aspen Times reports (https://goo.gl/Y19ZnE ) two juveniles associated with the campers were found walking toward the lot on their own and were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

Authorities have not released the names or ages of anyone involved.

The coroner’s office says initial indications suggest the deaths were caused by a lightning strike, but an autopsy has yet to be performed.

The Maroon Bells are two 14,000-foot peaks in the Elk Mountains.


Information from: The Aspen Times, https://www.aspentimes.com/

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