- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a 17-year-old boy struck by lightning in northern Arizona (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 17-year-old boy who was killed by lightning while hiking with friends in northern Arizona.

Wade Young of Tempe, Arizona, just graduated from high school.

Tempe Union High School District spokeswoman Jill Hanks said in a statement that Young graduated this spring from Corona del Sol High School as an honors student and AP Scholar Award winner.

The district says Young was very involved in school, was a member of the school’s top concert choir and that he volunteered with a service organization.

Young was with two others who were hiking Arizona’s highest summit, Humphreys Peak, on Wednesday. The boys, who are 17 and 18 years old, were injured but survived.

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12:03 p.m.

The National Weather Service says the area where a 17-year-old boy was killed by lightning experienced over 100 strikes on the ground within a one-hour period.

Meteorologist Cory Mottice says data shows that 106 strikes hit the ground around the Humphreys Peak near Flagstaff between noon and 1 p.m. Wednesday.

There were nearly 400 cloud-to-cloud strikes in the same time period.

Authorities haven’t identified the boy who died. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says a group of three hikers called 911 shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday to report the incident during a heavy monsoon storm.

The Humphreys Peak is the highest in Arizona and often experiences lightning storms, especially during the monsoon season.

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9 a.m.

Authorities say a state police helicopter was used to recover the body of a 17-year-old boy who died after being struck by lightning near the summit of Humphreys Peak near Flagstaff in northern Arizona.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter recovered the victim’s body around dusk Wednesday.

Sheriff’s officials say a group of three hikers called 911 dispatchers shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday to report the incident during a heavy monsoon storm in the Flagstaff area.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman released a statement saying a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been transported to a Flagstaff hospital 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.

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8:10 a.m.

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning near the summit of Humphreys Peak in northern Arizona.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say a group of three hikers called 911 dispatchers shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday to report the incident during a heavy monsoon storm in the Flagstaff area.

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.

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