El Mirage PD: 2 teen boys struck by lightning

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
EL MIRAGE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Two teenage boys were struck by lightning Wednesday at a park in El Mirage, police said.

The incident happened near Flores Drive and Moreno Boulevard, according to the El Mirage Police Department.

Police said firefighters responded to a call reporting two teens were struck by lightning. 

Victor Valencia was at the park with his family. He rushed to help when the two boys were struck by lightning.

"Me and my buddy, we called 9-1-1 and we just came and tried to help out. There was a guy before me giving CPR and then I kind of took over and helped out the kid, and as soon as he catch some air, I felt a little better but that's when the paramedics came in. They took over," he said.

Crews arrived and treated both 13-year-old boys. They were transported to local hospitals.

Police said one of the boys is in critical, but stable condition. The other boy is also in stable condition.

The family tells Arizona's Family that Josiah Wiedman is now awake and talking to them.  He was in a medically induced coma for the last few days. 

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