Beaver (US), Jul 29 (AP) Two girls are recovering from a lightning strike after their dog brought help to the mountainside scene in Utah. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

Authorities say the girls, ages 8 and 16, were crossing a meadow to explore during a family camping trip when the lightning hit Friday morning. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders

The Beaver County Sheriff’s Office says the dog ran back to the campsite and alerted family members. They followed the dog back to the unconscious girls. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos

The Deseret News reports that a Utah Department of Public helicopter that happened to be in the area for a biological study flew the girls to a hospital.

The 8-year-old suffered critical injuries, and the 16- year-old suffered serious injuries.

They were later flown to hospitals in Salt Lake City, about 321 kilometres north of Beaver.

Authorities did not name the dog’s breed. (AP) CPS

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