Family mourns loss after weekend flooding


Reporter - Julie Collins
Photojournalist - David Dycus

PADUCAH - Just two days away from Christmas, and the Sullivan family, from Ballard County, KY, has to plan a funeral.

Gary Sullivan disappeared over the weekend as high waters rose all over the local six region. Family says he left his house around 5:00pm Saturday and never made it home. Worried their brother was in danger, family members formed a search party but the outcome was tragic. His car was found in a flooded ditch, 400 yards away, he too was in a flooded ditch.

"I was looking in the woods for him but I didn't see any foot tracks, Gary's brother, Mark says. "That wasn't a good sign. I wonder why he got out of the car, where we walked too, did the water take him away. There's just a lot of questions. We'll miss him."

Funeral for Gary Sullivan is Thursday, Dec 26th at Milnor & Orr in Wickliffe, KY 10:00am-12:00pm is the visitation followed by the burial.