Law enforcement were working Wednesday to determine what happened to a naked man who showed up injured at an isolated Parks and Recreation maintenance shop in southwest Lawrence, city and county officials said.
Emergency responders were called to a medical emergency about 7:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation building, 5250 W. 27th St., which is northwest of the Youth Sports Complex, 4911 W. 27th St.
Ernie Shaw, interim parks and recreation director, said the man stumbled into the building without any clothes on and was bleeding from the leg. The situation came as a surprise to city maintenance workers who had just shown up for work.
"They basically laid him down on some rugs, covered him and called the police and paramedics," Shaw said.
The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be treated for a cut wound, emergency officials said.
The investigation into what caused the person’s injuries took sheriff’s deputies across some fields, about 4,000 feet away, to the spillway on the east edge of Clinton Lake, emergency workers said.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, sheriff’s spokesman, said it was not immediately known what caused the victim’s injuries, which were considered non life-threatening, because the victim was being uncooperative.