1 dead in boating incident in Harrod's Creek, police say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police are investigating the circumstances of a boating incident that left one dead and another injured near Harrod’s Creek Monday.

Police say officers responded to the 5800 block of River Road after a boating collision on the Ohio River.

According to their preliminary investigation, officers say the operator of the boat struck possible debris in the river, lost control of the boat and a female occupant sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The boat’s operator was transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the LMPD Homicide Unit is calling it a death investigation at this time.

The deceased victim has not yet been identified.

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