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Body found in Beargrass Creek has been identified

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Louisville firefighter stands along bike trail near Beargrass Creek at Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive.  It's where a passerby found a body in the creek Tuesday. Louisville firefighter stands along bike trail near Beargrass Creek at Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive. It's where a passerby found a body in the creek Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- The coroner's office says the man whose body was discovered in Beargrass Creek Tuesday died of blunt force trauma and drowning.

50-year-old James Baldwin of Louisville was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday.  He was riding his three-wheel bicycle on the running and riding path, came down a hill, and failed to negotiate a turn.  He went off the right side of the path and dropped ten to twelve feet into Beargrass Creek.

His body was recovered in about three feet of water.  He was wearing a helmet.

Authorities are not sure how long he had been in the water -- the coroner's office says it was less than two hours, but could have been as little as ten minutes.

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