Recovery made in search for missing Lake Barkley boater

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2021) – The body of a Lake Barkley boater was recovered around 11:20 a.m. (CDT) Sunday near the mouth of Davenport Bay.

Dustin Fox, 31, of Princeton, Kentucky, had been missing since Saturday afternoon when witnesses said he was ejected from the boat and subsequently hit by it. He did not resurface, the witnesses said. There were no passengers on the boat, they said.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources responded and found an unmanned vessel going around in circles near Davenport Bay.

Lyon County Search and Rescue assisted Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conservation officers with the search and recovery efforts. An autopsy will be conducted, and the incident remains under investigation.

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