Man Drowns in Barren River Lake

Lucas, KY (WNKY-TV) – A 35-year-old Portland, Tennessee man was recovered from Barren River Lake Saturday afternoon. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials tell us the man was attempting to swim across Hurricane Creek when he yelled for help, but family members couldn’t get to him in time. His body was recovered around 1 PM, but the actual call of the drowning was reported at 10:53 AM. Officials say the name of the victim will be released Sunday.