The family of an 8-year-old Ohio boy is grieving after he was killed by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon.

Friends of the family say 8-year-old Noah Stutzman was outside letting horses back in when he was fatally hit by lightning.

They say the boys sister was also hit, but should be okay.

Officials say the boy's mother called 911, and she tried to revive him, but he died at the hospital.

Family friends say the boy comes from an Amish family of eight and will be sorely missed.

"When she said it was little Noah everybody said oh no not Noah, he was so very dear to everyone," said friend Edward Yoder.

Ohio is in the top 5 states for people hit by lightning every year since 1959, and in the top 10 states in the last decade.