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Man suffers second degree burns near West Chickamauga Creek

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRBC) -- East Ridge Fire/Rescue and Police responded to Camp Jordan Park Thursday morning in reference to a man who had been burned.

Firefighters arrived in two minutes and found Kevin Frady, 32, had sustained severe burns to his back.

Frady stated he had been sleeping at his camp in the woods near the Brainerd levee and woke up with his back on fire.

He then stated he jumped into the creek to extinguish the flames, after which he walked to Camp Jordan crossing the pedestrian bridge where a women walking in the park called for help.

It is believed that Frady turned in his sleep into a camp fire.

A search of the wooded area was unsuccessful in locating the location of the incident.

Frady was transported to Erlanger Medical Center suffering from mostly second degree burns to approximately 18% of his back.

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