Coast Guard lifts safety zone on Ohio River near Louisville

25-foot Response Boat-SmallNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has lifted the safety zone on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday.

A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew assisted local rescue crews in search efforts for the missing three boaters for more than six hours.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a radio call late Saturday evening reporting people in the water from the capsized boat near downtown Louisville. The boat became wedged under a work barge near the I-64 Bridge downtown, initially resulting in nine people in the water.

The Coast Guard will be assisting the local response agencies in the investigation in the cause of the incident.

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