LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the man whose body was found in the Ohio River over Memorial Day Weekend.
James Ballinger, 57, drowned in a boating accident near Captain's Quarters. Police said he went overboard early Sunday morning.
Ballinger was a well-known civil rights attorney in Louisville.
Police recovered his body from the Ohio River late Tuesday night. The coroner said his death was accidental.
A Louisville Metro Police spokesperson said MetroSafe received a call about a body in the river near Captain's Quarters around 9:45 p.m.
Several agencies responded, including LMPD's River and Homicide units, Anchorage Middletown Fire & EMS and the Coast Guard they said.