Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
County/Area PARK
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-06-20 12:15:00.0 MST-7
Begin Location 3SSE PITCHFORK
Begin Lat/Lon 44.055/-109.0493
End Date 2010-06-20 12:15:00.0 MST-7
End Lat/Lon 44.055/-109.0493
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Lightning struck and killed a man southwest of Meeteetse.
Event Narrative A developing thunderstorm produced a single bolt of lightning that killed a 70-year-old man during a camping and fishing trip to Upper Sunshine Reservoir southwest of Meeteetse. The man and his son went to shore to avoid the developing storm. The man was struck when he attempted to gain better cell phone reception from a hill. Bystanders and emergency responders performed CPR but to no avail.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 70 Male Outside/Open Areas


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
PITCHFORK PARK CO. WY 06/20/2010 12:15 MST-7 Lightning 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K