BREAKING: Chillicothe, IL – Right now on Twitter there are multiple reports of attendees at Summer Camp Music Festival having been struck by lightning. The festival is in it's first day and experienced a serious thunder storm. The short squall only affected the grounds for about 30 minutes but it was enough time for some patrons to get struck.
The amount of people who were affected by the strike varies among reports from 2 to 5. As of right now we cannot get a clear confirmation among reports across various social medias. The only thing that has been consistent among reports is that everyone who was struck is in stable condition and will be OK.
Remember if a lightning storm is going to hit a festival you are attending seek shelter in a car. Tents and/or trees are not safe in anyway, and in some situations can be even more dangerous than being out in the open. Seek shelter in a vehicle or a stable, grounded structure immediately. We are happy everyone is OK. Party on Summer Camp!
Due to weather conditions, stages are currently shut down. We hope to be up & running again in 15-20 min after the storm passes! Stay safe!
— Summer Camp Festival (@SummerCampFest) May 26, 2017
Lightning just struck 5 people 15 feet away from me at summercamp festival. They're all okay, thank god.
— Jaenga (@JaengaMusic) May 26, 2017
Some impressive lightning strikes out here at Three Sisters, and we're under a delay here at Summer Camp
— Thomas Bruch (@ThomasBruch) May 26, 2017