Crews searching Kentucky River for missing Indiana man

Crews searching Kentucky River for missing Indiana man
Published: Apr. 3, 2023 at 11:03 AM EDT
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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An extensive search operation is underway along the Kentucky River.

Crews of firefighters, police and others are on their third day of searching for 27-year-old Paul William Young of Indiana along the Kentucky River in southern Jessamine County.

The Jessamine County Office of Emergency Management describes Young as a 5′8″ white male with a slender build weighing 150 pounds.

They say Young’s last known location was in the High Bridge Area of Jessamine County. They say His vehicle was found abandoned, and he has no known connections to the area.

Investigators believe Young could be somewhere in this area.

A boat was put into the river just after 10 Monday morning with search and rescue personnel on board.

The Jessamine County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office and Fish and Wildlife are all participating in the search.

So far, not much is being said about the circumstances that led to the man being reported as missing.

There are challenges being faced with the river in the state it is in. All the recent rain has caused the river to be higher and to move more swiftly.

Crews could be searching for most of this week.

Anyone with information is asked to notify the authorities by calling 859-887-5447 or 859-887-2922.