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Lightning deaths by location and activity since 1950
YEAR DATE PLACE COUNTY ACTIVITY DEATHS
1954 October 9 Montezuma Creek San Juan Riding a horse 1
1956 August 25 Manti Sanpete Baling straw 1
1957 August (day unknown) Mount Pleasant Sanpete Herding sheep 1
1960 June 10 Ogden Weber Working on a water line 2
1963 June 1 Indianola Sanpete Herding sheep 1
June 14 Logan Cache Riding a horse 1
August 20 Duchesne Duchesne Herding cattle 1
September 9 Blanding San Juan Playing football 1
1966 September 5 Moon Lake Duchesne Recreating near a lake 1
1967 June 16 Copperton Salt Lake Mowing a lawn 1
1972 August 2 Riverton Salt Lake Weeding sugar beets 1
1973 July 12 Flaming Gorge Daggett Standing under a tree 1
1976 July 11 Hill AFB Davis Holding an umbrella 1
1977 June 5 Otter Creek Res. Piute Fishing from a small boat 1
July 21 Moraine State Park Utah On a camping trip 1
1978 August 1 Diamond Mtn. Uintah Riding a horse 1
1979 August 5 Farm Creek Uintah Working on a farm 1
1980 August 28 Woodruff Rich UP&L lineman working
on a power line
1
1981 July 24 Morgan Morgan Standing under a tree
near a golf course
1
August 21 Wellington Carbon Riding a dirt bike 1
August 22 Lowder Creek Iron Fishing on a creek 1
1984 May 31 Mapleton Utah Outside during a thunderstorm 1
July 8 Little Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake Standing under a tree 1
1985 July 21 Blanding San Juan Jumping over a ditch 1
July 27 Sweetwater Golf Course Cache Standing under a tree
on a golf course
1
1986 April 11 Dead Horse Point Grand Standing at a scenic
overlook by a river
1
October 18 Beaver Canyon Carbon Deer hunting 1
1987 April 26 Isle in the Sky San Juan Standing under a tree 2
1989 July 27 Pass Lake Duchesne Fishing at a lake 1
July 27 Bryce Canyon NP Garfield Setting up a tent 1
1990 July 1 Strawberry Reservoir Wasatch Sitting at a picnic table
near a reservoir
1
1991 August 2 Island Lake Summit Standing under a tree 2
August 23 Tabiona Duchesne Herding sheep through
trees on a ridge
1
1992 September 23 Callao Juab Geologists working
on a barren ridge
2
1993 August 11 Bicknell Wayne Standing under trees 1
September 5 15 mi NE of Blanding San Juan Hunting in a field 1
1994 August 18 Lower Bowne Res. Garfield Standing under a tree 1
1995 August 16 Moab Grand Rock climbing 1
September 7 Bryce Canyon Garfield Watering trees 1
1996 August 17 Moab Grand Hiking on trail 1
1997 July 18 Cliff Lake Summit Hiking back to camp 1
1998 July 10 Draper Salt Lake Working on roof 1
1999 May 29 Dewey Bridge Grand Sightseeing 1
Fremont Junction Emery Standing outside a car 1
2000 May 24 Midvale Salt Lake Playing on a playground 1
August 23 North End Stansbury Mountains Tooele Firefighters standing
under a tree
2
2002 July 25 Lone Peak, near
the summit
Salt Lake Husband & Wife climbing
peak, trying to seek shelter
2
2003 July 19 Crystal Lake Trailhead area, Uinta Mountains. Summit Husband, Wife & 3 children sitting near lake shore under trees 2
August 14 Near Deadhorse Lake, Uinta Mountains. Summit Woman hiking on trail 1
October 1 Strawberry Reservoir Wasatch Loading boat on to trailer 1
2004 July 17 West Valley City Salt Lake Standing on a hill at a park during a family reunion 1
August 12 Bryce Canyon NP Garfield On hiking trail in the Bristlecone Loop area 1
2005 August 2 Camp Steiner, near Mirror Lake, Uinta Mountains. Duchesne In a 3-sided wood shelter called an adirondack 1
2007 October 13 Poison Mtn Area, Uinta Mountains. Summit Man camping. Was in tent when it was struck 1
2011 Jul 11 Wedge Overlook, San Rafael Desert Emery Hiking 1
Jul 13 Scofield Camp, north end of Scofield Reservoir Carbon Camping/Hiking 1
Aug 18 Bryce Canyon National Park, Rim Trail near Sunset Point. Garfield Hiking/Taking shelter under tree. 1
2012 Jul 21 Boulder Mountain,
Row Lake
Garfield Fishing/Taking shelter under tree. 1
TOTAL LIGHTNING DEATHS = 65


Updated July 23, 2012


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