Polish hikers killed by lightning

Posted Jul 29, 2012 by Owen Weldon
Four people were hiking in the Pieniny mountains located in Southern Poland when they were struck and killed by lightning.
Experts say that if you can hear thunder  you can be struck by lightning.
Experts say that if you can hear thunder, you can be struck by lightning.
Hansueli Krapf (CC BY-SA 3.0)
A couple in their 50s, their daughter and her boyfriend were hiking on Wednesday when they decided to walk off the trail in order to find shelter from a violent storm.
According to BBC, all of the bodies were discovered on Friday. The bodies were in a ravine in the Pieniny mountains, right near the Slovak border.
According to Global Post, tracker dogs and helicopters were used by police to help search for the family.
Jacek Bobek, a police officer, said that they saw violent lightning bolts in the area the bodies were found. Bobek went onto say that a lightning strike is the main reason being considered for what the cause of death was.
According to Travelers Today, investigations are going to take place in order to find out if there was any other reason for the disappearance and death of the victims.
As of now no one knows for sure when they died and the exact cause of death.