Man Missing After Boat Takes On Water In Ohio River

Multiple agencies are in Owensboro looking along the river for an adult male.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 6:47 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 1:32 PM

One man is missing after a boat took on water in the Ohio River near Owensboro.

Accorrding to Owensboro Police, around 1:53 A.M. Monday morning, a boat with five people was traveling along the Ohio River when it started to sink.

Four people were able to safely swim to shore but, a 20-year-old male is unaccounted for.

Owensboro Police, along with Daviess County Fire Department, Daviess County Emergency Management, the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, and Henderson Fire Department are all involved in searching the river for the male.

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