Archive - Mar 16, 2012

Archive - Mar 16, 2012

How many times do we have to see this before half of us get trained?

Lightning hits softball player, eyewitness runs to do CPR on her

Posted: Mar 16, 2012 4:29 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 16, 2012 5:07 PM EDT
By Valerie Chin

Seymour, IN (WDRB) -- A Seymour High School student is struck by lightning during softball practice, but the quick action by a chiropractor helped save her life.

Chiropractor Dr. Levi Nehrt was working with a patient and happened to look outside the window when he saw softball player 14-year-old Emily Bobb get hit by lightning.

He says, "I saw a flash of light.. blinding, the flash of white. After that, I saw her go straight to the ground. It takes you a couple seconds to realize what you saw."

He then ran across the street to the softball field, scaled a fence, and got to Emily who was laying on the ground not breathing. Her shoes and socks he said were shredded from the lightning, showing just how powerful it was. He performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived.

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