Catlettsburg Police responded to a call of an unmanned boat floating on the Big Sandy river near Kenova.
Police launched a search boat at the Virginia Point Park boat ramp and found the boat.
Kenova police say the boat was registered to a Flatwoods, Kentucky man who said he gave the boat to a family member.
The boat was towed back to Kenova.
Wayne county dispatch said the owner was located and was unharmed.