A missing boater was found dead on July 31, 2023, after an incident at Little Hurricane boat ramp, according to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Brad Youngman said the person was believed to be a 72-year-old male. Youngman said the call to dispatch indicated a boat had drifted from the slip with its engine off. He said onlookers reported that they noticed the man did not come back up from the boat and they saw what is believed to be the man’s belongings floating in the water. Youngman said the call came in at 1713 and the first DCSO unit arrived at 1721. The man’s body was recovered a little after 1830 about a half-mile west of the boat dock. The Daviess County and Owensboro fire departments and the Henderson County dive team also responded.

– Photo courtesy of Henderson FD