Coast Guard Investigating Vessel Collision on Ohio River

MEADE COUNTY, KY- At just after 7 PM, Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report from the towing vessel CHARLES E. MARTIN that its tow had collided with a 17-foot recreational boat. The incident occurred near Ohio River mile 638.

Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley, Meade County EMS, and Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources responded. The operator and passenger of the recreational boat made it to shore without assistance. The recreational boat has been moved and secured to the nearby shoreline.

Coast Guard marine investigating officers are on-scene, assessing the conditions of the towing vessel and its barges, and investigating the cause of the incident.

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