Authorities identify man missing in Ohio River

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – Authorities have identified the man that went missing early Saturday in the Ohio River.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said 24-year-old Kue Gay of Owensboro was fishing near the Newburgh Locks and Dam with a cast net. A witness said he lost control of the net and went into the river to get it.

Officers said a witness tried to save him but could not, so they called authorities for help.

Officers said hazardous water conditions caused equipment failure and the search was called off.

We’re told the search will resume Sunday morning.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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