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UPDATE: Officials confirm body of missing man found in Barren River

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Published: May. 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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Warren County Emergency Management have confirmed that the body of the missing man on Barren River has been found.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife say the victim has been identified as 28-year-old Kaleb Short of Scottsville.

Officials say they found the body around 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

According to Emergency Management Deputy Director Travis Puckett, seven different units have helped with the search. Five boats were used today including four that are equipped with sonar technology.

Officials have been searching Barren River since April 30.

The body will be sent to Louisville for an autopsy.

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Search efforts continued on Saturday for a man that did not resurface after jumping into the Barren River from the College Street walking bridge late Friday, May 1st.

Saturday marks day eight of the search as officials began at 8 a.m. and the search will continue through 6 p.m.

According to Emergency Management Deputy Director Travis Puckett, seven different units have helped with the search. Five boats were used today including four that are equipped with sonar technology.

Puckett says that officials will continue looking for the missing man as long as resources are available.

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