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Utah hiker on the mend after lightning strike

Published July 30, 2012 2:22 pm

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A hiker who was struck by lightning Saturday in Summit County is recovering.

Ferren Rice, 24, was hiking near Amethyst Lake about 5 p.m. Saturday when he was struck.

Rice was initially listed as critical, but had been upgraded to good condition by Monday afternoon, according to a University Hospital spokeswoman.

Amethyst Lake is a day hike from Christmas Meadows, which is east of Mirror Lake, deputies said.