Posted: Jun 11, 2013 2:10 PM by MTN News - Great Falls
Updated: Jun 11, 2013 3:39 PM
GREAT FALLS - The person who was struck by lightning in Judith Basin County on Tuesday has been identified as an airman assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base.
A Fergus County ambulance crew was dispatched to Stanford shortly before noon.
A Mercy Flight helicopter was then dispatched to transfer the victim to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls.
The name of the airman has not yet been released, nor has the nature or extent of the injuries.
Crews from Malmstrom Air Force Base routinely travel hundreds of miles throughout central Montana for maintenance, control and operation of scores of missile sites and facilities.
A person was struck by lightning in Judith Basin County on Tuesday.
Initial reports indicate that it happened shortly before noon.
Mercy Flight helicopter was requested to take the person to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls. The nature and extent of the person's injuries is not yet known.
KRTV meteorologist Mike Rawlins confirms that there were numerous lightning strikes in the area at the time.
We will update you as we learn more.