Kentucky officials ID body found after tragic boat accident, another person remains missing

Published 5:35 am Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A body found in the Ohio River in Kentucky a week after a boat collided with a barge has been identified, authorities said.

The death of Madison Lane Yates, 22, of the Coxs Creek community in Nelson County, was consistent with drowning, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said on Monday in a statement.

Her body was found Saturday about 30 yards from shore, news outlets reported.

Seven people were on the pleasure craft when the accident occurred April 17 near a boat dock in Louisville.

Hayden Spencer, 20, of Louisville, was killed and four others were injured. A seventh person remains missing.
A cause of death for Spencer has not been released. The accident, which remains under investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard, occurred at the end of the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks.