A 27-year-old Shawnee man died early Sunday in Rosedale Park when he became tangled in a downed power line and was electrocuted.
Nicholas Moeder was in the Kansas City, Kan., park about 3:20 a.m. playing disc golf with a friend in the dark, said Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.
The two men were walking through Rosedale Park near West 42nd Avenue and Mission Road when Moeder tripped over the power line and became tangled in the live wire, Bailiff said.
The friend tried to pull Moeder away but kept getting shocked. He was unable to free Moeder.
The friend was taken to a hospital for observation. He didn’t appear to be hurt, but doctors wanted to make sure he didn’t have any internal injuries, Bailiff said.
Storms that swept through the Kansas City area Saturday evening are believed to have knocked down the power line, Bailiff said.
The two men were not part of the Kansas City Wide Open professional disc golf tournament, which was being held over the weekend at Kansas City-area disc golf courses, including the one at Rosedale Park.