One day before Spring Break, four high school softball students were injured after lightning struck during practice.
The Seymour High School girls softball team was taking the field to practice when the lightning struck Thursday, hitting freshman Emily Bobb.
Her teammates said it all happened so fast.
"I was caddy corner to her and I saw a light shine and it hit her. I didn't even know she was hurt until she was lying on the ground," said one teammate.
"They were on the softball diamond and they were running a drill and (my daughter) was running toward actually one of the girls that got hit," said Tracy Westfall, Carlee's mother. "About that time, she said another lighting struck between the two of them."
Witnesses said Bobb was hit through the stomach before she fell to the ground. An area chiropractor saw what happened and rushed to perform CPR before emergency crews arrived.
"It was pretty much chaos. The police department and the ambulance EMTs, they did an excellent job of taking care of the girls and keeping everything under control as much as they could," said Westfall.
Many have questioned why the team was out practicing when possible severe weather had been forecasted.
"Everyone was like, 'Why were you out?' It wasn't raining. It was the first strike and it hit her directly," said the teammate.
Weather experts said lightning can precede a storm by as much as 25 miles.
"I do not blame any of the coaches," said Westfall. "The weather was not... they did not have them out there playing softball in lightning, it just came out of nowhere."
At last check, Bobb was listed in critical condition. Her three teammates were held for evaluation but later released.
Westfall said she is thankful her daughter will be okay.
"I just keep thinking of the other families in my prayers and just hope everything comes out good on that end," said Westfall. "We could use so many prayers from everyone."
Four Seymour students injured in lightning strike at softball field
Four high school softball students were injured after lightning struck during softball practice Thursday.