7 injured by lightning strike on Grandfather Mountain

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(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Seven people were injured Friday after a reported lightning strike on Grandfather Mountain, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials said the seven were on Macrae Peak when the lightning strike happened.

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One person hit their head in a fall and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Another reportedly suffered burns from the lightning.

All other injuries were minor, NWS officials said.

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