November 15, 2006
GLASGOW, Ky. - A hunter fell out of a boat in which he was
transporting a deer he had killed and drowned on the Barren River
Reservoir in south-central Kentucky, authorities said.
Billy R. Bright, 58, of Hinkle, fell from his boat about three
quarters of a mile from the Beaver Creek boat ramp sometime around
noon Saturday, said Sgt. Larry Wells, with the Kentucky Department
of Fish and Wildlife.
Family members hunting with Bright reported him missing and
several emergency responders searched the shoreline Saturday, Wells
said. Bright's body was found Sunday afternoon, about 100 yards from
where the boat was found sunk in about 15 feet of water, Wells said.
Bright's body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy. Louisville
is roughly 100 miles north of the reservoir where Bright drowned.
"We don't expected that it is anything but an accidental
drowning," Wells said.
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