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Officials identify man who went missing in Kentucky River

Day 2 of the search started about 11 miles downriver from lock number 7. (WKYT)
Day 2 of the search started about 11 miles downriver from lock number 7. (WKYT)(WKYT)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 3:05 PM EDT
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The search is over for a missing Jessamine County man who disappeared in the Kentucky River.

According to Jessamine Co. EMA, after days of searching 29-year-old Elder Ariel Martinez-Palma's body was found in High Bridge.

The Jessamine County coroner says Martinez-Palma was a Guatemalan citizen who was living in Lexington.

We're told the man was swimming Thursday near lock number 7 when the current pulled him out.

Officials said Friday that their mission had moved from search and rescue to recovery.

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