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Drowning on Painstville Lake

The investigation continues Sunday after man dies after a boating accident on Paintsville Lake. Police say 68-year-old Paul Robinson died after he was ejected from his boat and the vehicle hit him in the head.

Police say two boats collided on Paintsville Lake which ejected both Paul and Nancy Robinson from their boat. Police believe while Robinson was in the water, his boat struck him in the head and knocked him unconscious.

What was a beautiful day on Paintsville Lake turned in to tragedy Saturday after police say 68-year-old Paul Robinson died after his boat collided with another boat.

“We don't know who's at fault,” Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby says. “A husband and wife were both ejected from the boat.”

“He went down,” Frisby says. “And was found by our rescue squads.”

Rescue units from all across the region assisted in the rescue efforts.

Officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife say this is a terrible tragedy, especially with it so early in the boating season.

“This is an unfortunate incident and of course until the investigation is complete we really don't know what the cause of the accident was,” Lt. James Vaughn says.

Officials say at this point, Alcohol is not a suspected factor. Robinson's Body was taken to Frankfort for an Autopsy.

Officials say it could take weeks to find out what actually happened on Paintsville Lake.

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An afternoon on the water turns deadly, at a Kentucky lake.

68-year-old Paul Robinson and his wife, Nancy, were thrown from their boat, after it hit another on Painstville Lake, in Johnson County.

Police say Robinson's own boat hit and killed him while he was in the water.

His body is being sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.


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