UPDATE: Niagara Man MISSING, Search Crews Still Searching

Henderson, KY 8/19/21- 4:45PM– Leeg has been removed from the Kubota UTV and was then loaded onto the Rescue Squad boat. Leeg was transported across the water where he was then loaded into the ambulance and transported to the landing zone set up by Robards Fire Department. The helicopter has now left the scene enoute to Evansville medical facility for treatment.

According to deputies, Leeg was complaining of back pain and was very dehydrated.

3:30PM– The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is on scene in the 4900 block of Highway 416 near Niagara where they have located the missing man who was reported missing on Tuesday. Jackie Leeg went missing sometime Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Currently the Deaconess Henderson Ambulance service along with the Henderson City – County Rescue Squad, Niagara Fire Department, Robards Fire Department, and Henderson EMA are enroute to the scene to assist deputies. Responders are responding with UTV’s and boats to retrieve Leeg, who is reported to be conscious at this time.

Deaconess Henderson EMS is also having a medical helicopter respond to the scene due to the extensive task of retrieving Leeg from his current location. Firefighters with Robards and Niagara are working to extricate Leeg using extrication tools to remove him from the UTV.

More to come on this developing story.



Henderson, KY 8/17/21- An elderly man has gone missing from the Niagara area within the past 24 hours. According to Henderson County Sheriff David Crafton, Jackie Leeg, 90 years old of Niagara went missing from his residence in the 4900 block of Highway 416, just West of Niagara. Sheriff Crafton says Leeg was last seen yesterday at his residence by employees with ‘Meals on Wheels’ who told officials Leeg was in good spirits and seemed fine when they left.

Jackie Leeg (90) Photo Provided

After a search of Leeg’s home and property, officials say Leeg did not sleep in his bed last night and a camouflage Kabota side-by-side is missing. Sheriff Crafton believes Leeg may have left on the Kabota and may have run into some trouble along his travels.

Members of the Henderson Emergency Management team, Henderson City – County Rescue Squad, Daviess County Search and Rescue, Niagara Fire Department, and Vanderburg County Emergency Management assisted the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in searching the nearly 300 acres property on Highway 416 West. Search crews are using ATV’s, K-9 search dogs, and drones to search the property. Crews have currently been on scene for more than 5 hours searching the area.

Sheriff Crafton says the investigation does not lead investigators to believe any foul play was involved in Leeg’s disappearance.  Anyone with any further information that could help investigators is asked to call the Henderson Sheriff’s Office at 270-826-2713 or Henderson E911.


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