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Squadron Participates in Search for Missing Boater

On Sunday, July 18, 2016, airmen from the KY-214  squadron participated in a search and rescue (SAR) for a missing boater on Kentucky Lake.  The missing boater went overboard on Saturday night and the search was initiated the next morning. The squadron was tasked by Kentucky Wing Commander, Col. David Kantor to respond to a request for aerial assets to assist in the local search. The squadron launched a Cessna 182 equipped with the Garmin G-1000. The mission aircrew was Lt. Col. Bill Hayes - mission pilot, Lt. Col. Greg Bell - mission observer and Lt. Bill Jenkins as mission scanner. After flying several grid searches in the vicinity of the missing boater the aircrew returned to base without locating the missing person. Also participating in the search were; the Marshall County Rescue Squad boat, the U.S. Coast Guard and KYEMA. Sadly, officials with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife say the body was found by a boater in the area between Moor's Marina and the rock quarry on the Land Between the Lakes side of the lake the next day.

Here are some photographs from the mission.

 

The following photographs are courtesy of WPSD TV 6 in Paducah.

 

To find out more on this mission follow this link to news coverage at WPSD 6 TV out of Paducah.

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