Responders searching for teen on Kentucky Lake

UPDATE: Emergency officials say the man in his late teens responders are searching for at Kentucky Lake is a soldier stationed at Fort Campbell.

That information comes from Lyon County Emergency Management Director Dale Hawkes.

Hawkes says the man was visiting the lake with friends Friday before he fell into the lake while tubing.

He was reportedly not wearing a life vest when the tube he was being pulled on popped, Hawkes says. Sixteen Fort Campbell soldiers were on the pontoon when the accident happened.

Responders are searching near the Twin Lakes boat ramp in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. That’s north of the Hillman Ferry Camprground.

Crews have been searching the area for hours. Hawkes tells Local 6’s Blake Stevens responders have used sonar technology, but bad water conditions made it difficult.  Hawkes says divers from McCracken County Rescue arrived later in the afternoon to help manually search for the soldier.

As responders searched, many of the soldier’s friends sat holding each other, watching the water and waiting for answers.


UPDATE: Rescue service responders from multiple counties are searching for a teen who fell while tubing on Kentucky Lake in Lyon County.

Marshall County Emergency Management Director Curt Curtner says the male in his late teens was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat on the lake when the tube popped. Curtner says, according to witnesses, the teen was trying to swim to the lake bank when he went under the water.

Responders from Lyon County Rescue, Marshall County Rescue, McCracken County Rescue, and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife are searching for him.

LYON COUNTY, KY — Marshall County Rescue has been called to assist Lyon County first responders in the search for one person on Kentucky Lake.

That’s according to Marshall County Emergency Management Director Curt Curtner.

Earlier reports were that responders were looking for two people, but Curtner has updated Local 6 to say only one person is being searched for.

Local 6 will bring you more information once we get more details.

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