UPDATE: Man identified in Lost River Cave death investigation, no foul play suspected

Published: May. 11, 2020 at 8:49 PM CDT
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UPDATE: 5/12/2020

The man retrieved from the water has been identified as 30-year-old Danny L. Vaughn Jr. of Bowling Green. Vaughn's family has been notified.

Authorities say no foul play is suspected.

They are awaiting an official cause of death and toxicology results.


WKU Police say a man was seen going over the fence at the entrance of the cave around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Police, Fire, and Emergency Management officials all converged on the scene of the submerged victim.

Marlee Boenig with the Bowling Green Fire Department, told 13 News "They set up a rope system, lowered a firefighter down. They were able to reach the victim and pull him out."

I’m at the scene of a water rescue at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green. The coroner is on the scene at this time. UPDATE: https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Death-investigation-at-Lost-River-Cave-570391681.html

Posted by Brandon Jarrett on Monday, May 11, 2020

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife and Warren County Emergency Management were also on scene.

Police have not yet released the name or age of the man, or where he was from. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday in Louisville. We will bring you more information as it is released.