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Coroner identifies body recovered from water reservoir off Richmond Road as Vietnam veteran

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Posted at 11:06 PM, Jun 12, 2024

UPDATE: Thursday, June 13 at 3 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton responded to the death of Ronald E. Logan after his body was found in a Lexington water reservoir on Wednesday night, noting that he was a retired Lexington Fire Department lieutenant along with a U.S. Army veteran.

"We all thank, and will remember Ron for his service to our city and country," Gorton expressed. "Please join me in keeping his family and friends in your thoughts."

UPDATE: Thursday, June 13 at 12 p.m.

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame confirmed to LEX 18 News that Ronald E. Logan, whose body was found in a Lexington reservoir on Wednesday night, was an inducted member of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.

Officials with the organization noted that Logan, a Vietnam veteran, was inducted into the hall of fame in 2023.

UPDATE: Thursday, June 13 at 8:20 a.m.
The Fayette County Coroner has identified the body recovered from water reservoir #4 off Richmond Road as 76-year-old Ronald E. Logan.

According to the coroner, the death is being investigated as an accidental drowning.

UPDATE: Thursday, June 13 at 4:50 a.m.
The Lexington Police Department reports that a body was recovered from the reservoir, and the coroner's office responded to the scene.

According to police, the victim was an adult male.

No other information has been released.

Original Story:
Crews are searching a Lexington reservoir after a person reportedly went underwater and did not resurface.

Emergency crews responded to the area off Richmond Road near Coys Lane around 9:51 p.m. Wednesday.

LFD says there was a report of a victim who went in the water and never came up. Crews have a boat in the water and are attempting to locate the person.