Man playing Frisbee golf electrocuted in Wyandotte County park - KCTV5

Man playing Frisbee golf electrocuted in Wyandotte County park

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A man playing Frisbee golf overnight Sunday died after he was electrocuted at Rosedale Park.

The 27-year-old Shawnee man and his friend were playing Frisbee golf when he tripped over a power line downed during Saturday afternoon's storm, according to Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

The two men were playing at 3:20 a.m. so it was too dark to see the line, which became wrapped around Nick Moeder's ankle.

The friend tried to save him by grabbing him by the feet and the shirt, but he was shocked in the process, Bailiff said.

"It's really sad that young man has to have that vision in his hand. But he did everything he could to help his friend," Bailiff said, adding that in these circumstances it would have been impossible to save the man.

Utility crews had to cut off power to the line, but it was too late. The Shawnee man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The friend was rushed to the University of Kansas Hospital where he was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, Bailiff said. The friend is expected to recover.

The Kansas City Wide Open, a professional golf association tour event, was slated to be played at the park this weekend.

Because of the situation, Sunday's events were moved to Water Works Park in Kansas City just north of the Missouri River.

Bailiff said the two men were not participating in the tournament.

Rosedale Park is at Mission Road and West 41st Street. The shelter has electricity.

While Frisbee golf is typically played during the day, it is sometimes played at night. In those cases, participants typically stick devices on the discs to make them glow.

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