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Crews Search Barren River For Missing Woman

Crews Search Barren River For Missing Woman

CREATED Apr 23, 2014

RICHARDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Emergency crews in southern Kentucky are searching for a woman in Barren River after the boat she was in capsized as it topped the Greencastle Dam.

Authorities said a witness told them a man and woman were both thrown from the boat. Robert Lindsey, age 47, was rescued and taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green where he was treated and released.

Authorities said 39-year-old Melissa Trent, of Bowling Green, has not yet been found.

Warren County Rescue Department spokeswoman Deborah Williams said crews were conducting ground and water searches and using sonar to try to find the woman.

Chief Andy Tucker said rescue personnel are taking extra precautions because the low-head dam creates dangerous conditions.

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