Officials: Boater rescued from Kentucky River, charged

Officials: Boater rescued from Kentucky River, charged

Bill Stephens

August 12th, 2016


LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a boater has been arrested after being rescued on the Kentucky River.

Anderson County Fire Battalion Chief Brandon Brown tells news outlets that the man was near Lock No. 5 on the water near Lawrenceburg Thursday afternoon when his boat went over the dam.

Brown says the man told rescuers that he ran out of gas, his engine stalled and he went over the lock. The boat was stuck on some rocks.

Several surrounding counties and state agencies assisted in the rescue.

Brown says the man, who wasn’t hurt, was arrested by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. WKYT-TV reports that he was charged with second-offense operating a vessel under the influence.

Brown says the dam is private property and is owned by the Kentucky River Authority.


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