Peter Hawkes — a member of Staples High School’s Class of 2011 — was struck and killed by lightning Tuesday evening in Colorado.
Hawkes — who appears in the Staples yearbook only during freshman year, in 2008 — was on the Indian Tree golf course in Arvada. Witnesses saw 4 bolts of lightning and 2 men huddling under a tree during the fast-moving storm, which caught golfers by surprise.
A woman with lifeguard training applied CPR, but to no avail.
According to CBS Channel 4 in Denver, this was the 15th death in the US from lightning this year, but the 1st in Colorado.
(For the full CBS story, click here.)