A group of Girl Scouts camping in the remote wilderness of Minnesota needed to be rescued late Friday after being struck by lightning as severe storms went through the area.
The group of nine Girl Scouts was on Knife Lake when the storms moved through. The accident took place about 20 miles from the Canadian border. “All patients are awake, alert, and able to move without assistance,” St. Louis County Rescue Squad said in a statement posted to Facebook early Saturday.
Officials had said before reaching the group, that two girls were “showing accute symptoms that have us concerned.”
Rescue teams reached the girls around midnight after the Minnesota State Police dispatched a plane to help locate the group. Rescuers brought the injured children to safety by canoe overnight.