Man in critical condition after Ohio River rescue - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man in critical condition after Ohio River rescue

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Rescue crews at the Spirit of Jefferson searching for man who fell into the Ohio River Rescue crews at the Spirit of Jefferson searching for man who fell into the Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rescue crews pulled a man out of the Ohio River nearly an hour after he fell off the Spirit of Jefferson on Friday evening.

Around 8 p.m., the man fell into the river and did not resurface near the Fourth Street Wharf.

Rescuers lowered a ladder into the water near the Spirit of Jefferson and divers conducted search efforts for the missing man.

They pulled him out alive, but officials say he is at University Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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