1 suspected dead in Greenup County water rescue

Local News

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WOWK) — One person is suspected dead and authorities have suspended their rescue efforts in high water in Greenup County, Kentucky. Dispatchers tell us the call came in shortly after 8 a.m. on December 17, 2019, of someone needing help in the Load area along State Route 2 and State Route 7.

Kentucky State Police says one person has died but the Greenup County Coroner says while they believe the driver may have been killed, they don’t know for certain.

Water from the Tygarts Creek flooded the area. The rescue efforts were called off because the water rose several feet in just a few hours, and they have to wait for it to recede. Rescue efforts will be suspended until Wednesday morning.

A portion of State Route 7 near the AA highway will also be closed until Wednesday morning.

Kentucky State Police are handling the investigation. No other information is being released at this time.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories