HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Many boaters hoping to get out onto the water this Memorial Day weekend were left waiting in Henderson.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Henderson Police Department posted on social media announcing that the Hayes Boat Ramp was temporarily closed.

According to police on scene, someone dropped an object in the water and officials were trying to find it. Officials would not tell us what the object is. Our Eyewitness News crew says a dive team was on scene around 5:30 p.m.

Dispatch says as of 8:30 p.m., the scene is clear and boat ramp is back open to the public.

We’re told the closure was not related to the ongoing manhunt for escaped Ohio inmate Bradley Gillespie.

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