9 injured when lightning hits Old Faithful viewers

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – A lightning strike in Yellowstone National Park injured nine people waiting to see Old Faithful geyser erupt.

One man hit by the bolt on Tuesday was hospitalized. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the man was expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday evening. The others suffered minor injuries.

Nash say the lightning struck about 4 p.m. Tuesday. He says a 57-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Nash says some bystanders performed CPR on him before rangers arrived.

Seven others complaining of shortness of breath, tingling or numbness were treated and released from Old Faithful Clinic, while a ninth person struck did not seek medical attention.