The Richmond Register

Local News

December 11, 2012

Local rescue squad member awarded for boat rescue

RICHMOND — A member of the Madison County Rescue Squad was acknowledged Monday by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) for his help rescuing a man from an Aug. 8 boating accident.

Lt. Robert Mink, along with officers Patrick Younts and Richard Waite of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Division of Law Enforcement, helped when a pontoon boat became trapped below the “low head” dam at Lock 11, near College Hill.

Officers Younts and Waite, and Lt. Mink, “placed themselves at significant risk to rescue the boat operator, who was suffering from hypothermia and at risk of drowning,” according to information from NASBLA.

The awards were presented in Richmond by Hank Patton, the director of the Kentucky Division of Law Enforcement.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results