Teenager Drowns In Southern Kentucky Lake

A deadly day on the lake in southern Kentucky. A teenager drowned while swimming in Laurel County.

Search crews pulled the body of 17-year-old Booker T. Henson from Laurel Lake at around 4:30 Monday afternoon.

We're told Henson was swimming with a female friend in the Three Sisters area of the lake. That's near the KY 312 boat ramp. We're told he disappeared from sight around 12:30 in the afternoon and never resurfaced.

The Laurel County Coroner says he doesn't know why Henson went under, but ruled drowning as the official cause of death.

Henson would have been a senior next year at North Laurel High School.


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  • by Courtney Location: E.B Church Budy on Dec 25, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    Booker, i miss you so much. i rember u comin to church and u telling me 2 b the bigger person and i will alway remeber that. ur mom and dad and 2 bros and sis have started comin 2 church agaon and its great but i miss u. i miss u putting me over ur sholders and carrying me like a baby. booker wait for me in heaven. i cant wait to see you. i miss you so much!!!! love u kido [[berry white]] inside joke between me and booker...love ur lil'munchkin =[
  • by Brandy Location: E Bernstadt on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:03 AM
    booker was a great friend... he will be missed greatly... Kenny and Paula you are in my prayers... next year will be the worst without you booker... i love you and miss you
  • by Zach Location: Bradenton, Fl on Jun 20, 2007 at 10:16 PM
    Booker, you were truly a great friend and great person altogether. You will always be in my heart and be missed.
  • by Sisters of Worship Location: East Bernstadt, KY on Jun 20, 2007 at 06:53 PM
    Paula, Kenny you and your entire family is in our prayers. Only God can give you what you need at this time of loss. Everyone that knows you is praying for you, and the strength for the days ahead.
  • by Trish Location: Arby's on Jun 20, 2007 at 10:44 AM
    We Miss You Booker!!!! It will never be the same at Arby's without your smiling face and constant stories. We will always miss you and never forget you!
  • by Alexis Location: East Bernstadt on Jun 20, 2007 at 09:30 AM
    This is really tragic, Booker was a really great kid, and I really wish my cousin was still here to pick on me next year in school. I really do love Booker more than anything and his memory will always be there but it's just so hard to realize that a member of your family is gone forever... I have already talked to Paula and Kenny about this and they do know they are in my prayers. I love you all.
  • by rosie Location: hubbard on Jun 20, 2007 at 07:31 AM
    my heart goes out to all the henson family we love you all are prayers are with you all if love aunt jessie ingram
  • by sharon Location: e bernstadt on Jun 20, 2007 at 06:10 AM
    i am so sorry for this family. and just want to wrap my arms around u and say it will be ok but thats not possible so i will continue to pray for God to wrap His arms around u and comfort u and i know He can love u all so much sharon
  • by Ashley Stanfield Location: london on Jun 19, 2007 at 10:34 PM
    he was so sweet. i never thought that this would happen. i miss you booker. :( i love you.
  • by Friend of Bookers Location: London on Jun 19, 2007 at 09:15 PM
    I just don't understand why him...? He's the sweetest guy you could ever meet...he loved his family and he loved his friends he valued there respest and there thought's on everything, but most of all he loved chonda...more than you could ever know...I dont think I ever saw him frown when he was with her... Booker deserverd to graduate high school, go to college, get married, have children...and so on but we all know hes somewhere beter waiting for us to join him...Booker had this thing about him you could talk to him about anything and he was always there, I remember going through the drive thru were he worked one morning on the way to my work..as I ordered my food and pulled around I guess he noticed it was me and waved to me (I'll never forget that smile he had on his face) and of corse right beside him was Kyle...I remember him going the drive thru were I work and he always made the funniest order's, I never forget the last day I spoke to him, it was friday around 6 or 7 I got off work early and was suposed to meet someone at Mill Street Park, and of corse there was Booker and Chonda...I walked over to His Baby (his car) and said hey, Chonda introduced me to her little brother then all the sudden Booker grabed a toy figure of Bat-man... and said this is my brother, I go hes cutie booker but he has no hair, he said well I had to gave him a hair cut so he could were his mask...he was so goofy...Booker was a great guy, a great friend, and a good Boyfriend...I just want to pray for his family, all of us who knew him and deffintly chonda...
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