3 Kids Hit by Lightning at Camp

1 injured critically in open field in Indiana as storms roll through
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2013 7:39 AM CDT
This Thursday, May 30, 2013 image provided by KFOR-TV shows a bolt of lightning from storm clouds moving over Guthrie, Okla.   (AP Photo/KFOR-TV)

(Newser) – A lightning strike in an open field hit three campers at a Reform Jewish camp in Indiana yesterday, injuring one critically, reports USA Today. Two 9-year-olds, a boy and a girl, as well as a 12-year-old boy, were hit in the lightning strike at Goldman Union Camp Institute. Camp counselors had begun "lifesaving efforts" by the time rescuers reached the scene. It's unclear which child was injured critically, and a woman answering the phone at the camp said, "We really can't give out any information at this time. Right now safety is just our highest concern. Campers are doing fine, and we're going on with our program." (Read more Reform Judaism stories.)

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