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Families Of Lightning Victims Grateful To Rescuers

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The families of the hikers who were injured by a lightning strike in Glacier National Park are grateful to other park visitors who performed CPR and called for medical help.
    
Travis Heitman of Kalispell, Kensey Leishman of Missoula and an 11-year-old boy Heitman is mentoring are hospitalized in Kalispell and recovering from injuries suffered in the strike late Wednesday afternoon.
    
Kensey's father, Jason Leishman of Huson, says the last thing any of the three remembers is they were hustling back to the vehicle because a storm was coming.
    
A pediatrician was among the first hikers to come upon the three.
    
Travis' father, Kent Heitman, says all three are hurting and have been sleeping a lot.
    
Jason Leishman says they're sore, shook up and still a bit confused.

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