When adventurer Jonathan Hardman set out for a hike on Mount Bierstadt in Colorado with a few friends and his dog Rambo, he couldn't have anticipated that the occasion would end in tragedy.
Hardman, Rambo, and friends were beginning to descend the summit when a thunderstorm brewed quickly overhead. As Hardman was showing Rambo where to jump, lightning struck. The next thing Hardman knew, he was lying on his back, unable to move. Rambo was sitting next to him, lifeless.
"As some of you already know, I was hit by lightning today when I was hiking Mt Bierstadt with my dog. I survived but my wonderful dog Rambo took the lightning bolt with me and he died," Hardman wrote on Facebook. "It's because of him I'm still alive. I'll miss you so much Rambo"