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Sheriff: Missing man swept away by river current when hand gets caught in fishing net

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HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

Officials have suspended searching for a fisherman who fell into the river at Anderson Ferry in Hebron, KY Sunday night. 

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the man was with family members and was standing in about five feet of water using a fishing net when he apparently stepped off the shelf and into about sixteen feet of water.

The victim’s hand became entangled in the fishing net and was swept away by the river currents.

Several departments, including Boone and Erlanger, responded to the scene about 9:30 p.m. and used sonar equipment to search near the bank. The search was called off around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Authorities say rescue crews needed rest and Anderson Ferry was about to open for business for the day.

Family members did not identify the victim but said he 33 years old and is from Burma. The sheriff’s office says there was a “language barrier” as they tried to gather information.

The Boone County Water Rescue team will resume the search at 7 p.m. Monday.

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