Searchers looking for missing man in water

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – A water rescue call in Barren River Lake brought search boats out on the water Monday night and Tuesday morning.

At around 6 p.m. Monday, Scottsville-Allen County Rescue Squad, Allen County Emergency Management and Barren County diver rescue squad began the search for a missing man.

Officials say the man had fallen off the front of a pontoon boat near Bailey’s Point and never resurfaced.

Family members watched as the rescue team searched the lake with sonar and divers.

Allen County Emergency Manager Gary Petty gave some general safety tips when on the water. He said boaters should wear personal flotation devices and not use alcohol on the water.

The search will continue until the rescuers have located the missing man.