Son saves father, friend after boat capsizes
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky.---For two men, a fishing tournament comes to a frightening end.
Two men know they're lucky to be alive tonight after their boat capsized in Kentucky Lake. Both men, from Jasper County, Indiana were in a bass tournament. They launched from the Kentucky Dam Marina, and did most of their fishing in Paris, Tennessee.
On their way back to the marina just after 5 this afternoon, waves overwhelmed the boat, sending the men into the water near Pisgah Bay.
His son is the hero. The son was also in the tournament and had already docked his boat. But he got a call from his father, who was about fifteen minutes way. His dad and dad's friend were in the water fighting for their lives. Alert, alive, and thankful.
Art Kerns knows if his son had not come with him on this trip, he could be dead right now.
Both men were wearing a life jacket. Curtner with the rescue squad hopes that's the message folks at home get. It doesn't matter how great the swimmer, you're no match to wind and waves like these.
The East Marshall Fire Department assisted the Marshall County Squad in this rescue.