Officials: Man rescued after spending about 6 hours in lake

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 11:58 AM

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man has been rescued after spending about six hours clinging to a boat seat cushion in a lake.

The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1K9Ai0v) 22-year-old Matthew Row of Benton was rescued Saturday in Kentucky Lake.

Marshall County Emergency Director Curt Curtner says crews found Row around 10 p.m. after "treacherous lake conditions" caused a boat he was in to sink near Birmingham Island.

Curtner says Row was one of six people aboard the rented fish and ski vessel when it went down around 4 p.m. Officials say Row was unable to make it ashore with the other passengers.

Curtner says Row was located about a mile from where the boat submerged.

Row was taken to the hospital. Officials say he did not suffer any serious injuries.