ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) – Authorities are investigating the death of a man found floating in a Hardin County lake Tuesday night.
Elizabethtown Police dispatch said a man’s body was discovered at Buffalo Lake around 8 p.m.
According to a press release, 28-year-old Justin S. Russell of Elizabethtown was already pulled from the lake and CPR was being performed when police arrived. EMS was called to the scene and took over administering CPR to Russell.
Russell, police said, could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
The investigation into Russell's death continues and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
Officials said they believe Russell was fishing by himself and warned others of the dangers of boating alone.