Barren River Lake Drowning Victim Name Released

Authorities release the name of a Knox County man whose body was pulled from Barren River Lake over the weekend.

Rescue workers found the body of 58-year-old Billy R. Bright of Hinkle in Knox County, Ky., on Nov. 12, 2006. Rescuers had been searching for Bright since Nov. 11, 2006, when he was reported missing.

Authorities believe Bright had been hunting and returned to his boat. The boat capsized and Bright's body was found about 150 feet from where it sank. There's no word on what caused the boat to sink.

An autopsy on Bright's body is being performed in Louisville, Ky.

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