In this case, however, no law enforcement agency was on hand according to spokesmen from the various departments. All said they had not been contacted about any incident at the Recreation Area.
The 911 call was made at about 10:45 a.m. on the morning of April 4 and reported that the victim was still in the water. He was remaining in the water until such time as an ambulance could arrive and was being attended by at least two other persons.
A reporter at the scene said at least three of those involved – including the victim – were dressed in wet suits.
After the EMS unit removed the victim from the water on a gurney, they transported him to the ambulance vehicle. Shortly after that, an Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter transported the victim to get medical attention at an undisclosed location.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources generally handles accidents that occur on lakes. Mark Marasini of KDFWR said that the department had not received or filed a report on the accident because it appeared to be a military matter. He said it might have involved men who were in military training.
Three young men in wetsuits were at the scene and were apparently with the victim when the accident took place. They declined to make any comments to The Cadiz Record or give their names or what military unit they might be with. One of the men said he couldn’t comment because he had superiors to report to.
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