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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Investigators are trying to sort out a bizarre situation that unfolded on the Ohio River Wednesday morning.
Police swarmed the Greenwood Boat Dock after 22-year-old Amanda Borders called her mother claiming she had been abducted. Officers found the girl with two men on a pontoon boat.
Police say she recanted her story, but her mother, Lisa Borders, says that's not the case: "She had called several times, so we just started getting bits and pieces. We got a guy's name, we found out that she was on a boat. She had called my number once and asked the guy that she was with she said, what kind of boat is this, and he stated 'a pontoon,' so she repeated it and hung up."
Borders says the first sign of trouble was Tuesday night: "Probably around 11 when we hadn't heard from her yet we kind of started getting worried."
"We was here when the police arrived and they sent two boats up the river...found the pontoon boat, " says Phil James, who witnessed the event.
Police eventually found the boat, Amanda Borders, her cousin and another man onboard.
"The police...when we seen 'em go thumbs up so we knew that they were all at least safe," says James.
They may have been safe, but witnesses suspect something wasn't right. He says,"All three people involved...her daughter, the daughter's cousin and the elderly gentleman were all in handcuffs."
Lisa Borders says, "I mean I am her mom and she was just crying the whole time so that's what I had assumed that she was against her will."
The men have been released and Amanda Borders was taken to the hospital. And for now, Lisa Borders is still not convinced that her daughter stayed out all night on her own will. "I don't think so; I haven't heard anything like that," says Borders.
Amanda Borders was being treated at University Hospital and was last reported in fair condition. Police say no one was arrested and they don't expect to file any charges in the case.