A Shawnee, Kan., man was electrocuted about 3:22 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at Rosedale Park, 4125 Mission Road, Kansas City, Kan.
According to Lt. Kelli Bailiff, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, a 911 call was received in the early morning hours about the electrocution.
When emergency crews arrived, they attempted to resuscitate the man, but it was not successful, she said.
The deceased man was identified as Nicholas Moeder, 27, from Shawnee, Kan. His family has been notified.
Lt. Bailiff said Moeder and a friend had earlier attended a concert and decided to play disc golf in the early morning hours.
While they were walking through a grassy area at Rosedale Park on the way to the disc golf course, Moeder got tangled up in a downed power line that apparently was blown down by a storm Saturday.
His friend tried to disengage him multiple times, but every time he would touch him he would get shocked, she said.
Although the 31st annual Kansas City Wide Open disc golf tournament is being held this weekend at Rosedale Park and three other parks in Greater Kansas City, the two persons who were playing disc golf in the early morning hours were not registered as players in the tournament, Lt. Bailiff said.
Lightning and wind were thought to be the cause of some power outages in Wyandotte County. Many power outages had been reported in Kansas City, Kan., during Saturday storms. At 5:38 p.m. Saturday, the BPU's power outage map showed 1,281 customers without power.
A report of the downed power line reportedly was turned in on Saturday evening, several hours before the accident. BPU spokesman David Mehlhaff stated that the BPU is investigating it.