Two individuals, Mason Neises, aged 23 from Alexandria, and Josh Mason, aged 26 from Moscow, OH, have been tragically pronounced dead after several agencies responded to a reported drowning in Bromley, Kentucky, as stated by the Park Hills police.
In addition to the fatalities, one person was transported to the hospital. The precise details surrounding the incident are currently under investigation. Keep reading to know more about the devastating incident in detail.
Tragic Drowning Incident in Bromley, Kentucky
Two individuals have been tragically pronounced dead, and another person was transported to the hospital following a response by various agencies to a reported drowning in Bromley, Kentucky, as reported by the Park Hills police.
The incident occurred around 11:54 a.m. on Thursday when the Park Hills Police Department, Villa Hills Police Department, and Ludlow Police Department were dispatched to the area of 2 Steve Tanner St. in Bromley.
According to a preliminary investigation, workers and contractors for Sanitation District 1 were engaged in work within a confined space when, for reasons yet unknown, the workers became entrapped.
Although one worker declined medical attention at the scene, they were later taken to a nearby hospital by family members. Emergency officials noted that the individual was conscious and alert during the transfer to the hospital.
Overnight on Friday, officials at the scene confirmed the recovery of both bodies. The victims have been identified as 23-year-old Mason Neises from Alexandria, Kentucky, and 26-year-old Josh Mason from Moscow, Ohio.
The bodies have been transported to Frankfort, Kentucky, at the request of the Kenton County Coroner for autopsies and further forensic analysis.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities are working to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.
Building Crafts Inc. Extends Condolences
Steve Hensley, representing the Kenton County Emergency Management, has conveyed that the site in question serves as the foundation for Sanitation District No. 1’s pump station. Currently under construction and not yet operational, as stated by Hensley.
Building Crafts Inc., the contractor overseeing the site, has issued a statement addressing the victim’s co-workers and friends. The individuals involved were employed by Building Crafts, Inc. based in Wilder.
In a statement released on Thursday night, the company extended its heartfelt condolences and affirmed its full cooperation with the ongoing investigation.
The company said in a statement,
All of us at Building Crafts, Inc., wish to express our extreme sorry for the loss of our co-workers and friends, Mason Neises and Josh Mason.
Both were hard-working young men who were taken from their families far too early. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Mason and Josh. Their passing brings about profound grief, especially at this time of year. Grief counselors have been made available to our employees who are dealing with the loss of their beloved co-workers.
We continue to cooperate with the authorities who are investigating the incident.
Acknowledging the emotional impact on their workforce, Building Crafts Inc. has made grief counselors available to support employees coping with the loss of their co-workers. The company emphasizes its commitment to aiding those affected during this difficult time and facilitating the investigation into the tragic incident.
Public Help Needed
Anyone possessing information that may contribute to the ongoing investigation is urged to contact the Kenton County Emergency Communication Center at 859-356-3191. Your cooperation and assistance are crucial in helping authorities gather relevant details and insights into this tragic incident.
As the investigation continues, the community is deeply saddened by the loss of Mason Neises and Josh Mason. The memory of these individuals will undoubtedly be cherished, and the community stands united in honoring their legacy during this difficult time.
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