Man struck by lightning in Madisonville has died

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Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 2:02 PM CDT
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - We have an update to a story we told you about over the weekend about a man struck by lightning in Madisonville.

According to an obituary, Zachary “Cookie” Cook has died.

Madisonville Fire Assistant Chief Jeff Mayfield says the incident happened Saturday at 2:50 p.m.

He says when crews arrived, they found a bystander giving a man CPR on the 2400 block of Bean Cemetery Road.

Officials say once EMS arrived on scene, they took over for the bystander and performed life-saving measures, used an AED and continued CPR.

MFD says the man was taken to Baptist Health Deaconess for his injuries. We know he was then taken to Nashville. Vanderbilt officials confirm a man with the same name died Wednesday.

According to posts on the Mad City RC Flyers Facebook page, Cook was a member of the group.

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