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Firefighter injured while rescuing man stuck in pay lake drain

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Emergency crews on the scene of the water rescue at Tapp's Pay Lake. Emergency crews on the scene of the water rescue at Tapp's Pay Lake.
Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder

SHELBY COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A firefighter was injured while he was helping rescue a man who got stuck in a pay lake drain Thursday evening.

According to Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder, around 8 p.m. the man was in a kayak trying to clear debris from a pipe in Tapp's Pay Lake, located at 8741 Shelbyville Road.

When the pipe came unclogged the suction caused the man to get stuck in the drain.

Water rescue teams were able to get the man out of the lake but the firefighter was injured in the process.

The firefighter was taken to Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville with foot injuries.

The kayaker was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and is expected to be ok.

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