UPDATED: Children Injured By Lightning Strike In W. Travis Co.
Updated: Tuesday, August 26 2014, 10:45 PM CDT
9 p.m. UPDATE: According to the Lake Travis Youth Association, just before 5 p.m., a LTYA soccer team was practicing at the LTYA fields and was suddenly struck by lightning. EMS responded to the scene, and two players were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Their current condition is unknown.
Officials say upon notification of the incident, all LTYA activities were cancelled until further notice.
Officials say three children were injured by a lightning strike Tuesday afternoon in west Travis County.
According to Austin-Travis County EMS, it happened at around 4:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams in Bee Cave.
A STAR Flight helicopter transported a 10-year-old victim to Dell Children's Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries, officials say.
Austin-Travis County EMS said another male child was taken to Dell Children's Medical Center with serious injuries and a female child has possible serious injuries.
We have a crew on the way to the scene and we will update this story as we learn more.