Montgomery County man drowns in Lake Conroe accident
Posted on Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at 1:22 am
WILLIS, TX (MONTGOMERY COUNTY) – One person drowned following a swimming accident Saturday evening at Lake Conroe, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
The incident happened at about 7 p.m. in the Atkins Creek area when a Montgomery County man in his 30s jumped off the side of a rented pontoon, intending to swim in the lake before the boat was due to be returned.
He was not wearing a life jacket at the time and began having difficulty in the water. Multiple people on the boat attempted to throw him a floatation device, though they were unsuccessful.
A woman from the group of eight on the boat jumped into the lake to try to save the victim. However, when he began to drag her beneath the water, she was forced to let go of him.
Emergency crews located the victim about 20 minutes after the incident, and divers recovered his body just after 8:30 p.m. from about 28 feet of water.
The victim has been taken to the Montgomery County coroner for an autopsy.
This is the fifth drowning to happen this year at the lake.
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