TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Man Dies After Falling Off a Barge
Date of News Release: 02/12/2013
(Wickliffe, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police is investigating the drowning of a 48 year old male that occurred along the middle Mississippi River early this morning (02/12/2013). Jeffrey L. Casey of Paducah was attempting to transfer from barge to another by rope. He slipped on the frost covered rope falling into the river. The current swept him underneath a barge and when he resurfaced a few minutes later, he was pulled from the water. The Carlisle County Coroner pronounced Mr. Casey dead at the scene. The investigation continues by Detective Brett Miller.