SPENCER COUNTY, KY. (THECOUNT) — Louisville, Kentucky teen, Damien Kirkpatrick, has been identified as the drowning victim at a Spencer County lake on Saturday night.

Kirkpatrick, 17, was visiting Taylorsville Lake in Mount Eden, Kentucky, when the accidental drowning occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday.


Divers with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District located Kirkpatrick in 30 to 35 feet of water, reports WLKY.

Kirkpatrick was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of an accidental drowning.

This is the second drowning at Taylorsville Lake this year.

No further details were provided by officials.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the young man:

Geo quick facts: Mount Eden is an unincorporated community in Spencer County, Kentucky, United States. The community is located along Kentucky Route 636 10.6 miles east of Taylorsville – Wikipedia.

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