Travis Martin, 27, of Hamilton, drowned in Lake Cumberland

Hamilton man drowns in Lake Cumberland

One misstep may have cost a Hamilton man his life.

Travis Martin, 27, was walking between two boats around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Cumberland, when witnesses said he fell into the water and never resurfaced, according to the Wayne County, Ky., Coroner’s Office. His body was recovered about 6:30 a.m. by the Wayne County Rescue Squad.

The Wayne County Coroner’s Office was notified of a drowning that had occurred in the Harmon Creek area of Lake Cumberland. Deputy Coroner Anthony Vaughn was dispatched to the Attrahunt boat ramp where Martin’s death was pronounced shortly after.

Other agencies involved were the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, and the Kentucky State Police.

Martin was vacationing at the lake with his wife and family, the coroner’s office said.

His visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Christian Life Center, 1321 Research Park Drive, Beavercreek.

Martin was born in Misawa, Japan, on Feb. 28, 1989, to Carter and Gale Martin. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; John and Ruth Hansen.

In addition to his parents, Travis is survived by his wife, Julie; sisters: Katrina and Jennifer Martin; paternal grandparents, Jay and Bernice Martin; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donations may be made in Travis’ memory to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or Shriners Hospital for Children - Cincinnati.

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