Vendor taken to hospital after being struck by lightning at Chelsea-area boot camp
One person was struck by lightning at the Cassidy Lake Special Alternative Incarceration Facility Wednesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Washtenaw County.
Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams said one person was struck by lightning while at the boot camp, 18901 Waterloo Road in Lyndon Township, northwest of Chelsea. Emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the camp at 12:02 p.m.
Officials at Cassidy Lake said the person was a vendor, not a staff member or an inmate. The vendor was taken to the hospital for precautionary purposes, according to the official.
Williams said the person was taken to Chelsea Hospital in stable condition.
The facility is meant for prisoners and probationers as an alternative to prison and has been in operation since 1988. Inmates are usually at the facility for 90 days before being released to probation or a halfway house.