A Colorado hiker, Jonathan Hardman, and several of his friends say they have his German shepherd, Rambo, to thank for saving their lives! While the crew was climbing up Mount Bierstadt, the skies were clear. It was once they reached the top that the skies began to turn dark. That’s when lightning struck atop a 14,000 foot peak and knocked all of the hikers to the ground.
When they came to and the lightning subsided, they found Rambo lying on the ground, dead. Doctors would later tell Hardman that the young pooch likely took the brunt of the strike, which saved all of their lives.