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Man rescued from Ohio River

Ernest Sutton Ernest Sutton

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Firefighters and police from both Kentucky and Ohio had to help a stranded boater on the Ohio River overnight.

Ernest Sutton said he was out on the river when the fog rolled in around midnight. He said he shot off flares after calling 911 for the police to find him, but the police still had trouble spotting him.

"I knew where I was at, but I just didn't know how to get here," said Sutton. "I didn't know if I was going up river or down, because I got turned around."

Police did eventually find him a short time later, unhurt.

Sutton says he often fishes on the Ohio, so he didn't think he'd have a problem doing it in the dark.

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