December 5, 2022 4:31 am

Posted: 12.5.2018 19:09


Three friends set out on Lake Conroe from Piney Shores Marina Saturday morning for a fishing trip. They were fishing off Seven Coves when a large boat passed by throwing a large wave. That wave capsized their boat throwing all three men into the water. All three had life vests and began to swim to shore. Residents along the 11200 block of Main Sail saw the trio and went to help. Before the trio were able to get to shore, one of the men, identified as Jermaine Robbins, 46, of Houston, became distressed and went unconscious. With the help of residents, they were able to get him on shore and start CPR. The call went out to Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol who responded to the scene. Along with them was North Montgomery County Fire Boat 94 and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens. The first on the scene was a Game Warden who immediately took over CPR. He continued until MCHD Medics arrived. The man was transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Lt. Tim Cade with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol said all three men did have vests on and the boat that threw the wave was not within the 100-foot limit of the boat which was a medium sized 15-foot boat. He pointed out a John Boat running across the lake with two occupants, neither wearing a life vest and stated law permits that one be within reach, if a wave capsized the boat it could cause someone to be incapable of retrieving a vest. Robbins is the father of 7 children.