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Deadly lightning strike hits twice in 2 days

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Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park say a lightning strike Saturday afternoon killed one person and injured 12 others. (Source: KMGH/CNN) Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park say a lightning strike Saturday afternoon killed one person and injured 12 others. (Source: KMGH/CNN)

ESTES PARK, CO (KMGH/CNN) - For the second time in as many days, lightning has killed someone at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Officials say a man in a wheelchair was hit on Saturday at an area called rainbow curve overlook.

A dozen other people were hurt, and witnesses say they didn't even see the lightning coming.

"It felt like something hit me in the head,” said Dan Ivarson. “I lost my vision for a full 10 seconds."

"We turned around to kind of assess the situation there and went over to the man that was down, and started doing CPR on him until help came,” said Mary Ivarson. “His t-shirt and stuff was burned from the lightning but we were just trying to help him.

On Friday, a hiker was killed by lightning and seven others in her group were hurt.

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