KY: Cold Hampers Search For Missing Duck Hunter
Cold Hampers Search For Missing Duck Hunter
The search for a duck hunter missing in the Ohio River was hampered today
by the extreme cold temperatures. 20-year-old Justin Hearn, of Worthville,
Kentucky, went into the water Monday morning at 11 a.m. when the boat he was
riding in capsized.
Hearn, along with his two friends Joseph McDermott and Jeremy Pence, were
hunting duck on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky. Their boat capsized when
they were about a football field length away from shore. McDermott and Tence
swam to shore. Hearn is missing. He was not wearing a life-jacket.
McDermott and Pence were taken to Carroll County hospital for treatment
of hypothermia. Today, they were able to talk to rescuers and help narrow
the search area. Officials used sonar equipment but say the extreme cold is
making it difficult to see anything in the water.
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