Stranded boat on Barren River prompts emergency response

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Law enforcement in Bowling Green responded to an incident involving a boat on Barren River Wednesday afternoon.

Law enforcement personnel received a call around 12:45pm Wednesday of a stranded Jon boat near the pedestrian bridge along the RiverWalk.

According to the Bowling Green Fire Department, the boat was tied to a tree limb and broke off.

To be safe, emergency responders launched a rescue boat and a drone to determine if there was anyone stranded in the river.

Bowling Green Fire Department officials say there were no occupants on the boat when it broke off the tree limb.