1 killed, 1 injured after boat overturns on Ohio River - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Name released of man killed after boat overturned

Search crews brought two men to shore after their fishing boat overturned on the Ohio River. Search crews brought two men to shore after their fishing boat overturned on the Ohio River.
The Mounds fire chief says two men were fishing in a Jon boat on the Ohio River near Dam 53 near Grand Chain when it overturned. The Mounds fire chief says two men were fishing in a Jon boat on the Ohio River near Dam 53 near Grand Chain when it overturned.
One man died and another has minor injuries. One man died and another has minor injuries.
GRAND CHAIN, IL (KFVS) -

Authorities have released the name of the man killed when the Jon boat he was fishing in overturned in the Ohio River.

Ballard County Assistant Coroner Mark Claxton says 68-year-old James Larry Boyd from Villa Ridge died Tuesday.

Another man has minor injuries.

The Ballard County Emergency Management Agency director Anita Bugg says the men's 14-foot Jon boat got too close to Dam 53 and overturned near Grand Chain.

Bugg says one man was knocked unconscious and drowned. The other man was rescued.

Garry Clark with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife says the man who has minor injuries is in his 60s.

He says both men were experienced fishermen and had the boat anchored near old Dam 53 when the current caused the front of the boat to tip, ejecting them and flipping the boat.

The men launched the boat around 7:30 a.m. and had been fishing for two to three hours.

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