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Austrian tourist hit by lightning near Donner Summit

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An Austrian tourist, who was hiking with his girlfriend and a friend in a wilderness area of the Sierra Nevada, was rescued after surviving a lightning strike on Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Associated Press reported.

The unidentified man, who was rescued by a helicopter crew, suffered major burns over his body. The incident happened in an area of Tinkers Knob near Donner Summit.