Body Recovered After ATV Drives Into Ohio River
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CAVE-IN-ROCK, IL - The body of a man was recovered in Illinois Saturday night after an ATV drove into the Ohio River at the Cave-In-Rock ferry ramp.

The ferry was loading vehicles on the Kentucky side of the river about 9 p.m. when witnesses saw a side-by-side ATV drive into the water on the Illinois side at a high rate of speed. 

The ATV was recovered first, then about two hours later rescue divers found the body near the ferry dock. According to WSIL-TV, the identity of the man has not yet been released.

Witnesses first believed there may have been two people in the ATV, but it was later confirmed that only one person was in it.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported that the ferry shut down during the search, but resumed service on Sunday morning.

On their Facebook page, the Hardin County Emergency Management Agency thanked several other agencies from Illinois and Kentucky for their assistance during the search and recovery.

Published 12:36 PM, Sunday Jan. 24, 2021
Updated 01:48 PM, Monday Jan. 25, 2021



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