Barge worker drowns in Tennessee River overnight

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Reporter - Todd Faulkner

UPDATED REPORT 

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. — The victim in an overnight drowning along the Tennessee River is 52-year-old Kevin L. Meyers of Brookport, Ill., according to Chief of Marshall County Rescue, Carl Curtner. 

ORIGINAL STORY 

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. — An area man fell off a barge overnight and drowned. 

Chief of Marshall County Rescue, Curt Curtner, tells WPSD Local 6 that a 52-year-old man was working on a barge on the Tennessee River at the time.  
 
The man's co-workers told investigators that they lost contact with the man around 1:30a.m. and crews were called in to help search for the man.  
 
Curtner said crews recovered the man's body around 2:30a.m. 
 
The victim's identity isn't being released right now pending the outcome of an autopsy and notification to the victim's family. 

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