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Hiker Hit By Lightning On Humphreys Peak

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Humphreys Peak in Arizona.

Coconino County sheriff's officials are working to get a group of hikers off Humphreys Peak, after at least one person was struck by lightning near the summit.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said the hikers called 911 shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, and that at least one hiker was reported to be unresponsive. She said emergency responders have now reached the hikers, and are working to the get them off the mountain.

Weather can be volatile on Humphreys Peak, and hikers are warned to watch for lightning. Located just north of Flagstaff, the peak is the highest point in Arizona, at more than 12,600 feet above sea level.

Stina Sieg was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2013 to 2018.