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.