Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville have opened a death investigation at Lick Branch road in the Salyersville area. Around 7pm Saturday, July 7, 2018, Post 9 received a call from Magoffin County 911 requesting Kentucky State Police respond to a possible drowning. Troopers, along with two Fish and Wildlife units, responded to the scene. Upon arrival, an investigation revealed Raymond Long, 57, of Salyersville, was found unresponsive in a pond near his residence. Mr. Long was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Magoffin County Coroner’s Office. A toxicology test and an autopsy have been requested. No foul play is suspected at this time. The case remains under investigation.