Kings Canyon is about 300km west of Alice Springs. ... 1300 lightning strikes in less than two hours; ... death lightning northern territory. This is a case report of a lightning strike on a Boy Scout troop hiking through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), in which the lightning storm hindered rescue efforts. KINGS CANYON. The man was hiking on the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon, about 300 kilometres west of Alice Springs, with a family of five when he was struck about 5:00pm yesterday. A tourist killed after being struck by lightning while on a family hike at Kings Canyon in Australia's red centre has been identified as Antony Van Der Meer. Antony Van Der Meer killed by lightning strike at Kings Canyon while carrying tripod, police say Andrew Dowdell and Phillippa Butt , The Advertiser January 3, 2018 5:00pm Antony Van Der Meer killed by lightning strike at Kings Canyon while carrying tripod, police say ... a camera tripod may have contributed to the death of an Adelaide man struck by lightning … The 35-year-old was hiking on the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon with four other people, believed to be family members, on New Year's Day when a storm passed through and he was struck by lightning. Lightning Strike Kills Boy Scout Leader & Scout, Causes Multiple Injuries: July 28, 2005 Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA - Late on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28th, the backcountry ranger assigned to Crabtree Meadow received a report that a number of members of a group of a dozen Boy Scouts hiking near Sandy Meadow had been injured by a lightning strike. The family group of five was hiking alone on the popular Rim Walk and last night were still trying to organise flights … The tragedy happened as a sudden lightning storm and flash flooding enveloped the picturesque Kings Canyon region, about 300km west of Alice Springs. Adelaide man killed by lightning strike at Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory on New Year’s Day. It came, in an August lightning strike. In late October, in spots that the fire did not reach or somehow missed, the desert grasses were the yellowed hue of fall. Police in the Northern Territory say a camera tripod may have contributed to the death of an Adelaide man struck by lightning on Tuesday. A man has been killed after he was struck by lightning during a family trek on New Year's Day at a popular tourist destination in Central Australia, Northern Territory police said. The 35-year-old was hiking on the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon with four other people, believed to be family members, on New Year's Day when a storm passed through and he was struck by lightning. ... Kings Canyon is about 300km west of Alice Springs.