HARRISON CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers recovered the bodies of two people from the Ohio River near New Amsterdam this morning.
Officers from various agencies responded to a report of two bodies being discovered by barge workers. Indiana Conservation Officers, with help from the Brandenburg Police (Kentucky), recovered the bodies of an adult male and female.
Various agencies had been searching the area since 9 p.m. Tuesday night when Indiana Conservation Officers located a boat adrift along the Indiana shoreline upstream from where the victims were recovered this morning. Before the recovery, agencies had been focusing their search efforts on the area downstream of Brandenburg, where the boat was launched.
The Brandenburg Police Department is leading the investigation. The identities and cause of the death is pending family notification and autopsy results from the Meade County Coroner’s Office.
Additional assisting agencies included Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Louisville Metro Police Water Patrol, United States Coast Guard, Meade County Sheriff’s Office, Meade County Fire Department, and the Meade County Coroner’s Office.