Barren River Body Found

Crews found Smelser's body in the river earlier this afternoon. Rescue teams are now ready to rest after five days of searching almost non-stop.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- After five days of dragging the Barren River for a missing man, the search is over.

Bowling Green Police say the man has been identified as 25 year-old Adam Smelser.

This comes after the Warren County Rescue received a report of a person struggling in Barren River near the Old Louisville Road bridge in Bowling Green on Sunday.

Crews found Smelser's body in the river earlier this afternoon. Rescue teams are now ready to rest after five days of searching almost non-stop.

"At this point we're relieved to find someone in the river," said Deborah Williams of Warren County Rescue.


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