Four kids are glad to be on dry land after a harrowing evening that began when a boat floated into their backyard in the area of FM 1485 and Azalea Lane in New Caney around 7:30 p.m. The youths got into the boat, which was soon swept downstream by a swift current in Caney Creek.
The Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and New Caney Fire Department initiated a rescue effort, as well as civilians Slinky Knox (who owns Saddle Creek Towing) and Ricky Overall (of Overall’s Store and Taxidermy), Knox and Overall launched an airboat at US 59 and Caney Creek and soon heard the youths’ panicked screams and went to them.
Additional details and on-scene footage will be posted soon..