Woman hit by lightning at Country Thunder music festival

A 22-year-old woman was hit by lighting during a storm at a music festival in Wisconsin.

Brittney Prehn was camping out for the four day Country Thunder music festival when the storm rolled it.  A witness said it appeared that the lightning hit her in the head by her ear, went down through her body, and severely injured her foot.  The witness says Prehn's boot disintegrated from the bolt.

"It was torrential downpours. I mean, the lightning was huge and, yeah, it was pretty scary," festival attendee Lindsay Curtin said.

Prehn was transported to a hospital in Illinois.  Her condition was unknown but she was said to be recovering.

The local sheriff said the festival and camping takes place in open hay fields so it was important for people to keep their safety in mind.

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