Search underway after diver goes missing near Kentucky plant along Ohio River

Published 10:55 pm Thursday, July 15, 2021

Emergency crews are searching for a missing diver in the Ohio River who was working near a Louisville power plant.

The diver was working at the LG&E Mill Creek Station in southwestern Louisville.

Officials said they were called around 1 p.m. Thursday after a diver working at the plant was involved in an accident, according to media reports.

The diver was working for a contract company, LG&E said. According to the company, the diver was inspecting one of the intakes and screens when he lost contact with a worker on the shore.