Two dead, 3 others missing after Louisville boat capsizes
LOUISVILLE, KY —
Kentucky police say two people have been killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River.
Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick says that four of the nine people on the boat when the accident happened Saturday night were rescued. He said the barge was in a construction site about a mile upstream from the bridge.
Frederick says the current of the Ohio River was too swift to send dive teams into the water, leaving crews left to search for the missing on the surface of the water.
Frederick said the fatalities include one adult and one child. He confirmed earlier reports that a child is among the missing. Authorities will search for survivors until Sunday night, he said.
No identifications have been released.