HARRODSBURG - A Mercer County man drowned in Herrington Lake Thursday evening after apparently falling into the water while working on his dock.
Mercer County Coroner Sonny Ransdell said Jason Carl "Jack" Gibson, 61, of 1438 Paradise Camp Road, was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m. of drowning, and that he has issued a preliminary ruling of accidental death. Ransdell said Gibson was apparently attempting to secure a loose cable on a boat dock on his property when he fell. He was discovered by his wife, who called 911.
Mercer County EMS responded to the scene, as did Mercer Sheriff's Deputy Chris Rogers and the Kentucky State Police.