There's no indication that alcohol was a factor, officials said
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The incident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. local time, according to WAVE. Responding fire department rescuers found the 24-foot boat, reportedly a rental, pinned against a work barge in the Ohio River, near ongoing bridge construction, Chief Greg Frederick said, according to CNN.
“At this point we are speculating that the boat may have been pinned against that staging barge and at some point capsized due to the current,” Frederick said, according to CNN.
The bodies of Donald Swinney, 52, and 14-year-old Mark Swinney Jr. were found at the scene, according to The Courier-Journal, while four additional boaters were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
Three juveniles, all wearing life jackets, were among the injured, Frederick said, according to the AP. They were in stable condition, while the fourth person’s condition was unknown, according to WAVE.
The Louisville fire department did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Two adults, a man and woman, and a girl are still missing, and Frederick said late Saturday that the river’s current was so strong that it was preventing the efforts of their divers, according to WAVE.
Instead, a police helicopter and two drones, equipped with thermal imaging, flew above the water, according to CNN; and rescue crews searched the surface on boats, according to WAVE. Multiple local and state agencies responded, including the Coast Guard, Frederick said, according to CNN.
Frederick told the AP that search efforts would continue until Sunday night.
There’s no indication alcohol was a factor in the boat’s capsizing, Frederick said, according to CNN.