On Sunday, July 19th, 2015, around 6pm, multiple agencies in the Nolin Lake Area responded to a missing swimmer at the Nolin Lake State Park at the Brier Creek boat ramp. At around 10:30pm, the body of the missing man, Heber Tomas Valle Cardenas, 24 of Honduras, was recovered by a diver called in by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
After the recovery, he was pronounced dead around 11Pm by Edmonson County Coroner Michael Alexander.
Cardenas was transported to the Louisville Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Exact cause of death will be released upon completion of the investigation by the EC Coroner's office.
Responding to the scene were the following:
Edmonson County Emergency Management
EC Rescue Squad
EC Sheriff's Office
EC Emergency Management
KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Mammoth Cave National Park Ranger
EC Coroner's Office
Hart Co. Rescue Squad
US Army Corps of Engineers
Warren County Rescue Squad