Boy injured after lightning strike at camp moved to Cincinnati hospital

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CINCINNATI, Ohio—A boy critically injured last weekend after lightning struck a field he was playing in at a Zionsville summer camp has been moved to a hospital near his hometown.

Ethan Kadish, 12, and two other campers were transported to the hospital last Saturday afternoon after an isolated lightning bolt struck the northeast field of the Goldman Union Camp Institute where the campers were playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Early Wednesday morning, Kadish was transported to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by medical transport plane.

“We have received such excellent care from the entire medical community at Riley Children’s Hospital – THANK YOU!” wrote the Kadish family on a support page created for the boy. “All of you have made such a difference in setting Ethan on the path to recovery.  We cannot express enough gratitude to all of you.  You are true professionals, healers and lifesavers.

“We are looking forward to settling into our new home-away-from-home at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as we continue Ethan’s recovery.”

The other campers, a 9-year-old boy and girl, were released from the hospital earlier this week.

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