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Drowning victim's body found near A. Keller

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Lee Kendall,
News Writer
lkendall@cynthianademocrat.com

The body of Harold Porter Lamb, 77, from Winchester, was recovered at 9:38 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. His body was found downstream from where he entered the water on Saturday morning, Sept. 8.
Lamb, who was in a fishing tournament, went into the water next to Terry Dam after he stood up and the boat he was in capsized.
Search efforts for Lamb’s body were postponed due to high water and dangerous conditions after over five inches of rain were dumped on Harrison County over the weekend.
Harrison County Search and Rescue director Re’Jeana Craft said search efforts resumed, on the water, on Thursday morning.
“At 6 a.m. this morning, the water level was at seven feet, which was the number we were looking for to resume the search,” she said at noon on Thursday. “We put cadaver dogs from the Kentucky Search Dog Association on the water at 8:15 this morning. A search team was on the water and thought they saw something floating in some brush, so they turned around. At that point, the dogs ‘hit’  on that area and Mr. Lamb’s body was found.”
Craft said Lamb’s body was located just up-river from the A. Keller Dam, about 1 1/2 miles from where he first entered the water. She said it was a team effort in recovering Mr. Lamb’s body and that his family was appreciative of all their efforts.
“All the first responders did their jobs just the way they were supposed to,” Craft said. “My thanks to the state road department for securing the area and to the folks at dispatch for maintaining clear communication throughout the process.”
After Mr. Lamb’s body was located, it was removed from the water and turned over to Harrison County Coroner Tom Ware, at 11 a.m.
She also singled out the efforts of her SAR team, the Cynthiana police and fire departments, the Sheriff’s Office, the Harrison County Fire Department and KSDA for providing the cadaver dogs.