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Two killed after boat flips in river

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A sheriff says rescue workers have found
the body of a 16-year-old boy who was killed along with a
20-year-old man when their fishing boat capsized on a river in
southeastern Kentucky.

Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson said the accident happened
around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the Red Bird River between Oneida and Big Creek. Johnson said he is withholding the names of the victims
pending notification of kin. He said drowning appeared to be the
cause of death.

Johnson said eight males ranging in age from 16 to 23 were
fishing on a small boat intended to carry fewer people. There was
no sign of alcohol involvement and no charges would be filed, he
said.

A search and rescue crew combed the river bottom and found the
man there around 7:50 a.m. The boy's body was found about four
hours later.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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