Just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Lake Patrol and North Montgomery County Fire Department responded to a drowning on Treasure Island Drive in Walden on Lake Conroe. They learned 21-year-old Elliot Paul Richoux of Walden dove off the dock into approximately 5 feet of water.
North Montgomery County Fire Department divers went into the water and located the victim within about 10 minutes.
He was then loaded on the fire boat with CPR in progress but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack pronounced him dead and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.
Richoux graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2011, where he was a star baseball player. He went on to play for Howard College before attending Texas Tech, where he continued his baseball career and was a business management major. Richoux would have turned 22 on July 20.