Campbellsville Fire - Rescue was dispatched to a report of a vehicle in the water with confirmed entrapment. Upon arrival, a special operations diver preformed a bounce dive locating the vehicle approximately 50' from the shore and in 12' of water.
The diver was able to was able to remove the victim identified as 69-year-old Rodney Dale Lewis of Buffalo, Kentucky from the drivers side door and brought to shore where CTCEMS initiated advanced life support procedures. Mr. Lewis succumbed to his injuries at the Taylor Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
Special operations diver then performed a secondary search of the vehicle and rigged the vehicle for removal for the wrecker service. No firefighter or any other civilian injuries were reported.
Rodney Dale Lewis of Buffalo was pronounced deceased by the Taylor County Coroners Office.