SOMERSET, Wis. (AP) -- Lightning struck a campground near an Ozzfest concert, killing one man and critically injuring another, authorities said.
Police Chief Rick Pfaff said five people were struck in the Apple River Campground across the river from the music festival at Float-Rite Park about 11:35 p.m. Saturday.
Three were treated at the scene and released, he said.
Teresa Young said Sunday she was in the area where the lightning bolt struck shortly after the concert ended.
"All of a sudden ... we just heard a large boom and a really big flash of light, and all of us were thrown out of our chairs or knocked to the ground, and we kind of got up kind of dazed and we ran to our vehicles," she said.
"And then about that time one of my friends came back because he knew I was a paramedic and said that there was two men down, right out on the road, that was standing about 20 feet from us," she said.
Young said a man was already initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation on one of the victims, and she began doing the same on the other.
Shane E. Hulbert, 26, of Rice Lake, was taken to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn., where he was pronounced dead, Pfaff said.
Troy Sugden, 25, of Rice Lake, was first taken to Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond, then transferred to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., where he was listed in critical condition Sunday.
It was not immediately clear if the men had attended the concert, which took place about 2,000 feet from where they were struck, the police chief said.
The Apple River Campground released a statement concerning the lightning strike, saying:
"The strange circumstances of this event were unforeseen and we could only consider it an act of God. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families of the injured parties."
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