SUMMIT COUNTY — Three sisters were struck by lightning at Lily Lake in the Uinta Mountains near the Utah-Wyoming border, according to Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez.
Dispatchers received a call about 1:50 p.m., but the children were struck a little before then as the person calling had to find an area with cell reception.
An 7- and 8-year-old are in critical condition and were transported to a Salt Lake area hospital via medical helicopter, Martinez confirmed. A 2-year-old is in fair condition and was taken to an Evanston, Wyoming hospital in an ambulance.
The 7 and 8-year-old were unconscious after the lightning struck, but their father performed CPR and resuscitated them, according to Summit County Lt. Andrew Wright.
Deputies on scene said at least one of the girls had an entrance wound on her back and an exit wound at the hip.