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Body found as KY Rescue crews search for 2 missing duck hunters

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Rescue crews prepare to launch on Green River Lake Rescue crews prepare to launch on Green River Lake
Rescue crews at the Green River Lake spillway Rescue crews at the Green River Lake spillway
Crews arrive to search for missing duck hunters Crews arrive to search for missing duck hunters

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –   Rescue crews launched boats on the Green River Saturday morning to search for two missing duck hunters.

The Green County coroner confirmed a body was found by search and rescue around 2:45 p.m. The identity of the body and the names of the two hunters are being withheld at this time.  

The men launched the boat Friday morning around 9 a.m. from the lake's spillway, and were expected to return around noon. When they did not return, family members called police.   Crews found the men's vehicle still in the parking lot of the boat ramp, and the search began.

The Roachville area in Taylor County is about 14 miles downstream from the spillway.

Capt. Chris Taylor of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue said family members called the men very experienced hunters who are familiar with the area. 

There are 50 searchers involved in the effort from the following departments: Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Dept., Green County, Hart County, Butler County, Warren County, Taylor County Sheriff Dept, KY Dept of Fish & Wildlife, and Kentucky State Police.

We will continue to update this story as we get more information.

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