Missing Person Body of Elderly Man Found in Lake Cumberland

Pulaski County Deputies said an elderly man who went missing on Wednesday, has been found dead in Lake Cumberland. They said 88-year-old Eugene Jones didn’t come home Wednesday night.

At around 9:45 Thursday morning, a call to the Pulaski County 911 Center led deputies to the end of Richardson Lane off Cedar Grove Road to begin a search for Jones. After a short search, neighbors found┬áJones’s pickup truck at the end of Richardson Lane.


Investigators said they were notified and a search of the area was begun. The Somerset Police Department provided a bloodhound tracking dog and personnel from the Rescue Squad, Burnside Fire Department, and Bronston Fire Department assisted deputies in an unsuccessful search of the area for Jones.

The Pulaski County Rescue Squad Dive Team was called in to begin a search in the immediate area of the waters of Lake Cumberland. Jones was recovered at around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and was turned over to the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators said the cause of death has not been determined, although no foul play is suspected and it appears to be an accidental drowning.

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