What first responders should do after lightning strikes

KUSA – Just this week, two men were hit by lightning while they were trying to take shelter under a tree. One of them was badly hurt.

Last month, two people were killed by lightning only a day apart in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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The positive news is that 80 percent of lightning strike victims survive – but much of that is dependent on getting helping quickly.

Glen Bernard, a CPR instructor and trainer for the American Red Cross of Colorado joined us on 9NEWS at 5 p.m.

Watch the video above to see him explain what first responders should do after lightning strikes.

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