NEWARK, Del. - Officials say two people were injured after lightning struck a tree in Newark, Delaware.
The National Weather Service confirms a lighting bolt struck this property on the 100 block of Medley Drive. The force spliced tree branches, knocked over a hot grill and jolted two young men who fell to the ground.
"It was my neighbor's son and his friend. I guess they were having a BBQ for their mother," neighbor Jon Pelletier said.
Pelletier, his roommate and their neighbor Erik jumped into rescue mode.
"Both of the guys were breathing so I told him to rub their chest. I learned that in CPR," Pelletier explained.
According to officials, a 31-year-old went into cardiac arrest after being struck. Paramedics were able to restart his heart and he was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The second patient, a 37-year-old-male, suffered injuries to his chest and leg. He was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.