MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's
Department says three men were stranded after the boat they were
duck hunting sank.
The sheriff's department says at about 6 a.m. Monday 36-year-old
Nathan Crabtree, 11-year-old son Logan Crabtree, 50-year-old Ed
Youngblood, all three of Kevil and 40-year-old Anthony Powell of
West Paducah launched a 12-foot Jon boat at the end of Carrico
Landing into the back water of the Ohio River and Crawford Lake to
Deputies say the boat was overloaded and began to take on water
over the bow of the boat about 200 yards from the bank. They say the
boat slowly sank leaving the duck hunters hanging on trees that were
standing in the backwater.
Before the boat went down, deputies say Nathan Crabtree was able
to call his wife, who then notified authorities.
According to the sheriff's department, the boaters were rescued
by two local men in another Jon Boat.
Ballard and McCracken DES, West McCracken Fire Department,
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and the McCracken Sheriff's Department
responded to the scene.
Mercy Regional took Crabtree, his son and Powell to Western
Baptist hospital for evaluation.
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