Seven people struck by lightning at Grandfather Mountain, NWS confirms

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

LINVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- The National Weather Service confirmed to ABC News that seven people were struck by lightning on Macrae Peak at Grandfather Mountain on Friday.

Officials told ABC-affiliate WSOC that four people were injured when they were getting ready to go on a hike. There is no word on the three others at this time.

One person was hospitalized with a head injury,

This is a developing story, stay with ABC11 for more details.