Crews searching for missing boater near Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Crews are searching for a missing boater on the Ohio River near English Park in Owensboro.

Owensboro Police said just before 2:00 a.m. Monday, OPD along with the Owensboro Fire Department were notified of a boat taking on water.

Police said based on statements at the scene, five boaters were on board a boat that began to take on water. Four people were able to swim safely to shore, but a 20-year-old man remains unaccounted for.

Several law enforcement agencies are continuing to assist in the search.

The search has wrapped up for Monday, but crews plan to search again on Tuesday.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 10, 2020)

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