Worker struck by lightning while operating Creation Museum zip line attraction

PETERSBURG, Ky. - A staff member of the Creation Museum in Boone County was struck by lightning Wednesday while operating the  the zip line attraction.

A call came in from the museum to Boone County Public Safety Communications Center at approximately 1:19 p.m. reporting a man was struck on the attraction, a dispatcher said.

Emergency crews were on the scene at 1:45 p.m. to administer first aid.

The lightning strike victim, who is in his 20s, was conscious and complaining of tingling fingers when he was taken to an area hospital, according to a Creation Museum spokesperson.

He told authorities he was in the process of clearing the zip line due to the storm when he said he was suddenly shocked.

Workers were clearing the zip line when they heard a loud boom, the spokesperson added.

The zip line attraction, with 23 lines and 10 sky bridges, opened at the museum in mid-June.

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