Las Vegas man left bloody after riding new zip line

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - CLARIFICATION: The new zip line is open to the public. The grand opening ceremony was pushed back to Dec. 6. 

LATEST: A Las Vegas resident tells 13 Action News he was injured while riding in the 'prone' position (like Superman) on Fly LINQ at the Las Vegas Strip.

It happened Monday night just days before the zip line's grand opening.

"I don't want anybody else to get hurt," said Jason Creelman.

Creelman says he had to get five staples in his head. 

The incident happened as he was riding head first, instead of in a seated position.

"I felt the air brake hit and it kind of jerked me back and the next thing you know my head went directly up," Creelman said. 

Caesars Entertainment confirms two people were hurt. 

The father of two says he is sharing his story to warn others.

ORIGINAL 

Two people were injured earlier this week while riding Las Vegas' newest attraction -- Fly LINQ.

Fly LINQ is a zip line above The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip.

Caesars Entertainment says that the guests were flying in the "prone" position (like Superman) when the injuries occurred.

13 Action News spoke to a man who claims he was one of the riders injured. He says that the incident happened on Monday night at the end of the ride when the brake was deployed. The injured man says his head injury required several staples. 

Guests will no longer be able to ride in the "prone" position while the incident is under investigation, according to Caesars Entertainment. They will be able to ride in the seated position.

Caesars says that there have already been more than 3,000 incident-free rides. 

13 Action News has requested more specifics about the incidents. 

The zip line was supposed to have its grand opening event on Nov. 9. However, a representative for the ride told 13 Action News that the grand opening has been delayed until Dec. 6 because of weather. 

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