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Rescued family's boat taken from dam, returned

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Chief deputy dismisses talk of 'river law,' orders boat brought back

By Ben Carlson

The man whose family nearly died when his boat became hung up on a dam in the Kentucky River is not only thankful to be alive, but also to have his boat returned.

Travis Farley’s boat remained at Lock 5 in the river for several days after he and his family were rescued. Apparently someone came along, decided the boat was fair game, dragged it off the dam and hauled it away.

A Frankfort man allegedly took the boat and offered to return it only after Farley paid a salvage fee, according to Sheriff Troy Young.


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