Update posted at 3:04 p.m.:
A lightning strike at the Creation Museum in Petersburg did not seriously injure anybody, museum officials said.
A person at the museum’s zipline course was reported struck by lightning sometime after 1:00 p.m. The victim was a zip line worker who was standing on the ground and holding a zipline when lightning struck.
The victim, a male, was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Florence to be checked. His injuries were not believed to be serious, museum officials said.
The Creation Museum’s zipline course was closed Wednesday afternoon due to storms moving across the region.
Original story reported at 1:41 p.m.:
(Petersburg, Ky.) – Emergency crews are responding to a report of a person struck by lightning at the Creation Museum in Petersburg.
The call at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday reported that a person participating in the recently-opened zip line course at the museum was struck as storms move through the area.
Further details on the incident have not been released.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a notice on a line of thunderstorms moving through the tri-state Wednesday afternoon. Meteorologists said a strong thunderstorm will affect southwestern Hamilton, northern Boone, and eastern Dearborn counties through 2:00 p.m. The storm was carrying winds up to 40 MPH, frequent lightning, and one-half inch diameter hail.