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Body of a missing Fleming Co. teen found in quarry

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that a body found in a quarry in Fleming County is that of a teen who had been missince since going on a hunting trip with his father on Saturday.

Officials say the body of Ricky Hamilton, 15, was found at the bottom of a quarry at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday. Hamilton was reported missing Saturday when he got separated from his father while hunting in an area off of Route 156 south of Flemingsburg. State police say a helicopter spotted Hamilton's body in the quarry. It appeared Hamilton fell from a cliff into the quarry, which was located about a quarter mile from his home.

Hamilton's death has been ruled accidental. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A vigil was held for Hamilton last night at Fleming County High School.

Filed under: Kentucky | Police investigate


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