Don't treat lightning lightly
From the Ada City-County Emergency Management
Responsibly recreating outdoors means having a lightning safety plan in place. Before you go out to play, make a plan and know:
Additionally, if you are supervising an organized group activity you should have a responsible designated party that monitors weather broadcasts during the event. Listening to a weather alert radio will provide this critical information. Advance notice can make the difference between safety and danger.
What if you are caught outdoors and are nowhere near a safe shelter?
If lightning is imminent, it will sometimes give a few seconds of warning. Your hair might stand up on end, or skin might tingle, light metal objects may vibrate, or you could hear a crackling or "kee-kee" sound. Get away from isolated trees, poles, metal fences or bleachers. Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet, place your hands on your knees with your head between them.
You need to make yourself the smallest target possible and minimize your contact with the ground.
The “Lightning Crouch,” as the position is called, should only be used as a last resort. Do not lie flat on the ground, when lightning strikes, it can produce current in the ground that can be fatal up to 100 feet away from the strike. The best answer is to plan outdoor activities in accordance with the weather and to have safe shelter available when it’s needed. When you go out to play, play it safe.
Death associated with lightning strike is often from cardiac arrest and/or stopped breathing. Call 911 immediately. Performing CPR (cardio-pullmonary resuscitation) and/or mouth- to- mouth resuscitation as needed could save the life of a strike victim.
Lightning victims do not retain an electrical charge, contrary to the myth, so there is no risk of shock to the rescuer. However, if the thunderstorm is still active and you are at continued risk of a strike, consider moving the victim and yourself to a safer location.