Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State WYOMING
County/Area PARK
WFO RIW
Begin Date 06/20/2010 12:15:00 MST-7
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location PITCHFORK
Begin Lat/Lon 44.05/-109.05
End Date 06/20/2010 12:15:00 MST-7
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 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