KSP: body of Ohio woman found in Lake Cumberland

LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police have found the body of a missing Ohio woman who was last seen at Lake Cumberland on Saturday.

Troopers say Wendy Augustine, 52, of West Chester, Ohio was last seen on a houseboat at the Lake Cumberland State Dock around 12:40AM CST on Saturday.

Troopers say the Boone County dive team and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife helped search the lake on Sunday. Augustine's body was found Sunday around 5:00p.m. CST. State Police say family members identified her body.

Augustine's family released a statement on Sunday evening.

"The Augustine family, husband John and children Katie and Andrew are grateful for the combined efforts of the Russell, Pulaski and Boone county rescue services to locate and recover Wendy. She was an extraordinary wife, mother and person. It was an unforeseen accident that took Wendy at the place she loved - Lake Cumberland. We loved Wendy and the world will miss having a Wendy Harris Augustine in it."

Officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife will be investigating her death.



 
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