Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
James McNeely, a Kentucky State Trooper, drowned in the Kentucky River while on a flood rescue mission in Franklin county, KY in April of 1972.
His boat was swept over the dam at Lock 4 in Frankfort. His remains have not been recovered.
Boating Officer David Childs also died and his body was recovered from the Ohio River near Tell City, Indiana. State police said the river was swollen from rain, and there was a swift current. At the time of the men's deaths, the state police were responsible for enforcing boating safety laws.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kentucky State Police Post 12