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Henry County Man Dies in Boating Accident

Date of News Release: 10/02/2015

(Sulphur, KY) - Investigators with the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife are investigating a drowning at Lake Jericho in Henry County.

On October 1st at approximately 12:30 Kentucky State Police dispatchers at Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a call of a drowning at Lake Jericho in Henry County. Troopers from Post 5, Fish and Wildlife, Lake Jericho Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff's Office, Henry County EMS, and LaGrange Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Through the investigation it was determined that Rick Baker, 70 of Campbellsburg, was in his boat when it sank in Lake Jericho. Baker was wearing a life jacket however; it was unable to prevent his drowning.

Mr. Baker was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Henry County Coroner and family members were notified at the scene. The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.