PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescue crews responded to a call of two unresponsive males in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area about 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
They were found by other hikers inside their tent south of the West Maroon Pass.READ MORE: Fake Firefighter Calendars Being Sold In The Name Of Colorado Puppy Rescue
A Flight For Life helicopter arrived at the campsite at nearly 11,000 feet, where they discovered the bodies of an adult male and a juvenile male still in their tent. Paramedics transported the bodies to Aspen Valley Hospital.READ MORE: Denver's Outdoor Dining Program Could Become Permanent
Two other juveniles were associated with the two found in the tent, and were found unharmed walking towards the Maroon Bells parking lot. They were also taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Initial assessments suggest the deaths were caused by a lightning strike, but the official cause will be released once an autopsy has been performed.MORE NEWS: Nikola Jokic Hurt As Denver Nuggets Fall To Utah Jazz On The Road
The identities of the two men has not been released.