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The body of a 25 year old man was recovered around 10:40pm near the beach at Briar Creek at Nolin State Park. The name of the victim will not be released until next of kin is notified. Coroner Michael Alexander pronounced the man dead at the scene with the cause of death being an apparent drowning, pending an autopsy.
A witness on scene said he knew the victim and that the victim was an employee of the construction company that has been conducting recent maintenance and repairs on the Brownsville bridge and is not a resident of Edmonson County.
Officials said three other men who were swimming with the victim reported that he simply went under the water and failed to resurface. KY Fish and Wildlife said that alcohol could have been a contributing factor in the accident.
The body was found approximately 5 hrs after the call first came in. Several fire departments, Edmonson County Emergency Management, Edmonson EMS, EC Sheriff's Department, Edmonson and Hart County Rescue Squads, and a diver from Grayson County Sheriff's Dept. all worked together in the effort.