SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The family of three young girls struck by lightning in the Uinta Mountains last week shared an update on their recovery.
The Thompson family released the following statement Tuesday evening:
We would like to thank the community for their thoughts and prayers for our three daughters, who were injured by lightning during a family outing Friday, Aug. 4.We are happy to say that the girls, ages 7, 6, and 3, are healing well and are expected to make a full recovery. At this time, we ask for privacy so that we can maintain our focus on the health and healing of our children. We will not be granting media interviews at this time.We would like to thank the first responders, both on the mountain and in the hospitals, for everything they’ve done to help in the rescue and treatment of our daughters. We’d also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Primary Children’s Hospital and Evanston Regional Hospital for their exceptional care.We also would like to encourage everyone to become trained in CPR. We know that without our CPR training, two of our children may not have survived their injuries that day. CPR truly does save lives.
The three sisters from Evanston, Wyo. were on a camping and fishing trip with their family when an afternoon storm rolled into the area. After a lightning strike, three children were rushed to the hospital after two of them were revived by their father.