Visitation Thursday for teen who died in boating accident

Timothy Austin Hagedorn (Source: Stith Funeral Homes)
Timothy Austin Hagedorn (Source: Stith Funeral Homes)

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Visitation is Thursday for the 17-year-old who died in a boating accident early Saturday morning on the Ohio River.

Timothy Austin Hagedorn died early Saturday morning when a 38-foot vessel and an 18-foot run-a-boat collided in the water between the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge and Queen City River Boats.

Visitation for Hagedorn will be at Stith Funeral Homes at 7500 Highway 42 in Florence on Thursday, August 25 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial service will be held at St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Highway Florence, KY 41042, on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.

Hagedorn will be buried following the service at Highland Cemetery Ft. Mitchell, KY.

Hagedorn was a senior at Boone County High School and a member of the Hebron Fire Explorer Program.

He was one of five passengers in the smaller boat who was sent into the water after the crash. His body wasn't recovered until about 10 hours later.

Police say the smaller boat had just left the Beer Sellar before the accident and their lights were not running. It's unknown if life vests were being worn or if alcohol or drugs played a factor.

The incident was reported to 911 by a person in a condominium who was looking at the river and saw the accident happen.

A memorial Facebook page has been set up in Hagedorn's honor. Click here to see it.

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