Family of teenager hunter found in rock quarry thankful for support
Ricky Hamilton (Source: WLEX)
FLEMING COUNTY, KY (WLEX) - The parents of 15-year-old Ricky Hamilton, who died in a fall at a
Fleming County rock quarry earlier this week while hunting, sat down on Thanksgiving Day to say they're thankful for the support
their neighbors have shown them this week.
Hamilton went missing Saturday near his home while deer hunting and
his body was found Tuesday at the bottom of a rock quarry. The coroner
said he died from the fall into the quarry.
Ricky's family spent Thanksgiving remembering him, and thanking the hundreds of people who joined in the search for their son.
I know everyone tried so hard to find him," said Ricky's mother, Kathy. "And I do thank you."
"He was only 15, but he wore the shoes of many men," said Ricky's
father, also named Ricky. "That's all there was to it. He had the
backbone to do that."
Ricky Hamilton's visitation will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Hutton
Funeral Home in Hillsboro. His funeral is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the
Fleming County High School.
If you'd like to help the family, there is a fund set up at People's Bank in Flemingsburg.
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