WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Teens safely rescued from river rapids

MGN Online

MGN Online

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A firefighter has been injured while rescuing two teenagers from a south-central Kentucky river when their small fishing boat became stuck on rocks in rapidly moving water.

The Daily News of Bowling Green reported that 16-year-olds Zack Sowders and Gage Lee of Bowling Green were safely rescued about 9:30 a.m. CDT Monday.

The teens went onto Barren River about 6:30 a.m., but their motor lost power near some of the rockiest conditions on the river.

Newspaper photos of the rescue show a Bowling Green Fire Department firefighter on his back being swept into the river and swimming toward shore, where a fellow rescuer grabbed his hand and pulled him out of the water.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200923981