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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (9/7/19) — Indiana has taken over water rescue efforts in the search for a man last seen driving over the edge of the Ohio River overnight Thursday.

Evansville Police and Vanderburgh County deputies were in pursuit of the unnamed driver, who allegedly robbed a store and took off in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit ended after the individual led authorities to the 15,000 block of Old Henderson Road near the Ohio River.

The driver was last seen in the water, but did not resurface, which prompted a search by Indiana and Henderson County agencies. Henderson City/County Rescue Squad responded 2:10 a.m. Friday to assist Perry Township to search the water for several hours.

Local rescue said the teams spent several hours running sonar and searching the riverbanks along with divers from Henderson Fire Department through 3 p.m. Friday.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter

 

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (9/6/19) — Rescue divers are in the Ohio River searching for a man who apparently drove over the edge earlier this morning.

Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies were in pursuit with a driver, who allegedly robbed a store overnight, and then apparently took off in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit ended after the driver led authorities to the 15,000 block of Old Henderson Road near the river.

He was seen in the water, but did not resurface, which has prompted Indiana and Henderson County authorities to launch boats and conduct a search. The vehicle was nose down off the edge of the Ohio River off Old Henderson Road, past the river camps.

Henderson City/County Rescue and Perry Township Rescue are still searching for the missing man. Henderson Fire Department Dive Team was called out to assist around 11 a.m. today.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter
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