Drowning reported at Lake Cumberland, recovery mission underway

JAMESTOWN, Ky. (WDKY) - Russell County authorities are searching for a man who they believe drowned at Lake Cumberland Tuesday.

Responders are trying to locate the 61-year-old who was swimming near his houseboat close to Wolf Creek Dam. He went under around noon and never surfaced.

Crews are calling the search a recovery mission, and a dive team is standing by once the body is located.

A woman was with him on the houseboat at the time. She called for help when the man went underwater.

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