Fisherman dies after fall into Parklands creek

Man fishing at Parklands falls to his death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man fishing in the Parklands was killed after he fell into a creek.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Paul Stephen Wise, 71, died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Emergency crews were called to the 11100 block of Broad Run Road around 5:30 p.m. Monday on a report of a man who fell approximately 25 feet into the creek.

After being rescued by firefighters, Wise was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died.

“We’ve been coming out here since it opened up, but I fished the stream and creeks here since well before they were even thinking about the Parklands,” said fisherman Todd Elder.

Elder was surprised to hear what happened.

“You know you don’t hear about that in this area very often,” Elder said. “Obviously accidents happen. It’s very unfortunate when someone has this type of thing happen to them.”

A spokesperson for the Parklands said their team was saddened to hear about Wise’s death and their thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

According to his obituary, a celebration of Wise’s life is schedule for Monday at 2 p.m. at Bullitt Lick Baptist Church.

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