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Campbellsville Fire-Rescue responds to boating accident

By Chris Taylor, Chief
Executive Director Fire-Rescue-EMS

Campbellsville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of a boating accident near Smith Ridge Boat Ramp on Green River Lake at 9:50pmET on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Upon arrival, firefighters interviewed the reporting party, who heard some type of boat accident west of the loading ramp. A recon team was sent to access the situation while other personnel were launching additional watercraft. Upon arrival of the recon team, they found a bass boat approximately 30' into the wood line with a male subject pinned underneath the upside down boat.

The patient was conscious and did have injuries. No other victims were on board. Crews extracted the patient from underneath the boat and started providing medical care, requesting Air Evac for a scene flight.


The patient was loaded on Marine 1 and was met with CTCEMS paramedic assessing/treating the patient on the water and was transferred to the medic unit then Air Evac transported the patient to UL Hospital.

Special operations crews then responded back to the accident location to search for a missing pet and mitigated a significant fuel leak on the watercraft. This is still under investigation by Taylor County Sherriff Dept and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. No rescuers were injured during this rescue operation.

22 Firefighters were on scene.

CFD Apparatus on scene
Rescue 1, Squad 1, Marine 1, IRB 1, IRB 2, Squad 3, TSAR 1 and Chief

Assisting Agencies:
  • Taylor County Emergency Management
  • Campbellsville-Taylor County Emergency Communications Center
  • Campbellsville-Taylor County Emergency Medical Services
  • Air Evac 43
  • Taylor County Fire Department
  • Taylor County Sheriff Office
  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
  • US Army Corps of Engineers


This story was posted on 2022-08-23 10:44:06
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