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Hiker Survives Lightening Strike Near Squaw Valley

At Tinker Knob near Soda Springs, an Austrian man was struck—and lived to tell about it.

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An Austrian man was struck by lightening while hiking from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley on Tuesday, when his companions heard “a large crack and saw a flash of light.” The man was taken to the UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute for treatment.