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Lightning kills Quebec climber


The accident occurred Wednesday evening
The accident occurred Wednesday evening

Staff writers

July 5, 2012 — A 21-year-old rock climber is dead following a lightning strike near Quebec City Wednesday evening.

Local authorities believe the strike occurred within close proximity to the man, who was climbing a mountain in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf at the time, causing him to fall.

The body was retrieved from a ravine Thursday morning.

A friend of the climber - who was at present the time of the fall - was examined at a Quebec City hospital.

With files from Radio-Canada

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