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KSP Investigates Drowning in Johnson County

Date of News Release: 04/08/2016

(Flat Gap, KY) - On April 08, 2016, at approximately 4:01 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 09, Pikeville, received a call from Johnson County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance in reference to a juvenile who had fallen into the backwaters of Paintsville Lake.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel with the Floyd County Rescue Squad located Luke Caudill, age 15 of Staffordsville, KY in the lake, unresponsive. The initial investigation revealed that while walking along the edge of the water, the juvenile fell into the lake. The Johnson County Coroner's Office declared Caudill deceased at the scene. No foul play is suspected.

Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Post 09 Trooper Jordan Grevious.