Search for 2 missing people after boating accident on Ohio River passing on recovery mission

The search for two people missing after a boating crash on the Ohio River on Saturday has entered a new phase as crews from across the region do their part to help. In the Leavenworth, Indiana area, officials told WLKY on Sunday that the crash happened around 10 p.m. when first responders were told a boat had been struck by a barge on the river near from the Greenwood Docks, near the Greenwood and Cane Run roads. It’s not far from Caesars Southern Indiana, which was one of the fireworks launch sites for Thunder Over Louisville this year.The crash happened after the fireworks had ended. were taken to the University of Louisville hospital. A man died from his injuries. The condition of the remaining injured is unknown. Recktenwald said divers continue to search for a missing man and woman. In total, there were seven people on board the boat when the crash occurred, and in an update on Sunday afternoon officials said while the river and weather conditions are ideal, they did not succeeded in locating the missing persons. This is why they are in the process of moving from a rescue mission to a recovery mission. Officials said they didn’t believe there was a chance they would find the boaters alive. The crews believe that the individuals are either in the water or at the water’s edge. Research efforts will continue throughout the day on Sunday. The PRP Fire Department will continue to lead the efforts until sunset, then the LMPD and Coast Guard will resume efforts. Coast Guard, Metro Fire, Indiana Fire and other local agencies are assisting in the search and to rescue. Officials said more than 60 people were involved in the search and investigators said they were still conducting interviews to determine what happened. They said workers on the barge helped pull the five people out of the water. A spokesperson for the owner of the barges, Marquette Transportation Company, said in a statement that they are cooperating fully with authorities and extending their condolences to those close to them. the sailors reacted quickly and rescued five people from the water, who were then transported by local authorities to hospital. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the people and families affected by this tragic event.” Marquette is cooperating fully with all government agencies investigating this incident and conducting research efforts. Search teams initially ended their efforts around 3 a.m. Sunday due to darkness. They stayed there all day Sunday looking for the missing people, and none of those on the boat have yet been identified. They also use sonar to look underwater. Teams are also separating the barges to see if victims could have been caught between the barges, with the PRP fire department saying they will cease search efforts after sundown on Sunday. post updates in the future. They are also investigating the accident and who was all involved.

The search for two people missing after a boating crash on the Ohio River on Saturday has entered a new phase as crews from across the region do their part to help.

More than 60 miles of the river has been searched from Louisville, to Brandenburg and to Leavenworth, in the Indiana area, officials told WLKY in an update on Sunday.

The accident happened at around 10 p.m. when first responders were notified that a boat had been struck by a barge on the river near the Greenwood docks, near Greenwood and Cane Run roads. It’s not far from Caesars Southern Indiana, which was one of the fireworks launch sites for Thunder Over Louisville this year.

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The accident happened after the fireworks had ended.

Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department Chief Doug Recktenwald said in an earlier update that five people were taken to the University of Louisville hospital. A man died from his injuries. The condition of the remaining injured is unknown.

Recktenwald said divers continue to search for a missing man and woman. In total, there were seven people on board the boat when the accident occurred.

In an update on Sunday afternoon, officials said while weather and river conditions were ideal, they had failed to locate the missing. That’s why they go from a rescue mission to a recovery mission.

Officials said they didn’t think there was a chance they would find the boaters alive. The crews believe that the individuals are either in the water or at the water’s edge.

Research efforts will continue throughout the day on Sunday. The PRP fire department will continue to lead efforts until sunset, then LMPD and Coast Guard will resume efforts.

The Coast Guard, Metro Fire, Indiana Fire, and other local agencies assist with search and rescue. Officials said more than 60 people were involved in the research.

Investigators said they are still conducting interviews to determine what happened. They said workers on the barge helped pull the five people out of the water.

A spokesperson for the owner of the barges, Marquette Transportation Company, said in a statement that she is cooperating fully with authorities and extending condolences to those close to her.

“The Marquette sailors reacted quickly and saved five people from the water, who were then transported by local authorities to hospital.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the people and families affected by this tragic event.

“Marquette is cooperating fully with all government agencies investigating this incident and conducting research efforts.”

Search teams initially ended their efforts around 3 a.m. on Sunday due to the bleak conditions. They stayed there all day Sunday looking for the missing people.

None of those who were on the boat have yet been identified.

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Officials said they will continue with the search efforts as long as conditions remain ideal. They also use sonar to look underwater. Teams are also separating the barges to see if victims may have been caught between the barges.

The PRP Fire Department said it would cease search efforts after sunset on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the LMPD said the police department will now issue updates in the future. They are also investigating the accident and who it was all about.

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