Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a drowning on Sunday, June 4, 2023 around 5:30pmET at Green River Lake State Park. Upon arrival, firefighters secured the scene, interviewed the witnesses and deployed public safety divers. It was determined that a 37-year-old male was underwater and unaccounted for.
At approximately 6:30pmET, rescue efforts switched to a recovery operation. Sonar operations, dive operations and ROV operations was conducted until the early morning hours with no success due to the large amount of bottom debris.
During todays operations, personnel conducted side scan operations and located a potential target and was confirmed with KYFW tow-fish sonar. Special operations divers deployed to the target locating the missing subject in 32 feet of water in heavy brush.
No other civilian injuries were reported. One special operations diver did sustain a minor laceration during dive operations that required stitches.
The drowning is being investigated by Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and the Taylor County Coroner's Office.
Firefighters Responding: 17
Responding Apparatus: Rescue 1, Squad 1, Squad 2, Squad 3, TSAR 1, Marine 1, Marine 2 and Chief
Campbellsville Taylor County 911 Center
Campbellsville Taylor County EMS
Taylor County Fire Department
Taylor County Sheriff Office
Taylor County Coroner's Office
Ky Fish and Wildlife
Kentucky State Park Ranger
US Army Corps of Engineers and
Russell County Rescue Squad