At 8:40 pm Saturday, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constables Lake Patrol, Lake Conroe Fire Department and North Montgomery County Fire Department were dispatched to the area of the April Sound Marina for a drowning victim.

When they arrived they were told a 26-year-old male from Mason, Texas  had been with a group of almost fifty Texas A&M fraternity members on the Conroe Boat Rental formerly, “Just For Fun” party barge. Ross Lehmberg was reported to have jumped off the second deck into the water. On the way to the water he struck the lower deck. The victim went under and did not resurface. Several fraternity members jumped into the water in attempt to save him but were unable to locate the male.

Precinct 1 dive teams were dispatched and worked in the wind blown choppy water until 12:30a.m. when Lehmberg was recovered.

Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack responded to the scene and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.

The barge was escorted by Precinct 1 deputies to the April Plaza Marina where they were assisted by both the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in getting statements from each fraternity member before they boarded the bus for the trip to College Station.

Lt. Cade with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol said there was alcohol onboard at the time of the incident.



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  1. spk

    How sad when a young person dies like this. Even older people don’t realize drinking just makes you crazier than you already are and on a boat or driving a car is not the place to do it. Many accidents happen this way. His family and friends must just be devastated that a weekend fun time ended like this.

  2. scratchnmyhead

    TominTX: Why is a group of college kids, trying to have a good time, yet suffering an unimaginable tragedy, suddenly “perps?”

  3. MoCoLady

    It is a very terrible tragedy. for the accident victim, his family, friends and loved ones. Mother’s day weekend will never be the same. And, sorry, but just because no one was driving doesn’t mean alcohol wasn’t a factor. It can greatly impair a person’s judgement regarding distance and their own abilities. Condolences and prayers for all.

  4. scratchnmyhead

    “Lt. Cade with the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol said there was alcohol onboard at the time of the incident.”
    Not real sure why this point was made. The boat was rented with a captain, they came on a bus… Alcohol isn’t always the demon. This is just a tragedy.

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