Update: Crews still searching for missing man from early morning water emergency

August 10, 2020 | 7:11 am

Updated August 10, 2020 | 6:09 pm

UPDATE (6 p.m.) — The search has been suspended for the night and will resume Monday. More details about the search and incident can be found here.

UPDATE (11:45 a.m.) — According to Owensboro Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Leonard, the water emergency from Monday morning has now become a recovery mission after four hours of no results from a search and rescue.


Local agencies are waiting on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to help with the search. Water rescue teams tried dragging the river, but there was too much debris.

Teams will now try to determine where the boat sank and send divers down.

The individuals on the boat were reportedly bow fishing at the time of the incident.

One person is reportedly missing after a water emergency in the Ohio River Monday morning.

According to Owensboro Police Department, based upon statements provided, at approximately 1:53 a.m., a boat in the Ohio River began taking on water and all five individuals on board were forced into the water. Four individuals were able to safely swim to shore. However, one adult male, 20, is unaccounted for.

The Owensboro Fire Department, Daviess County Fire Department, Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Henderson Fire Department were all notified and are assisting in the search.

August 10, 2020 | 7:11 am

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