LAKE CONROE DROWNING

A 23-year-old woman from Rosenburg jumped off the “Just For Fun” party barge that was anchored just off Bentwater about 11:15pm Monday. She never resurfaced. Precinct 1 Lake Patrol, North Montgomery County Fire Department, Lake Conroe Fire Department and Montgomery Fire Department all responded along with EMS.
Precinct One Deputies determined that the young woman had been drinking and jumped off the barge that was occupied with twenty-eight patrons and two crew members. A search was started immediately and the U.S. Coast Guard from Ellington was requested. The helicopter arrived some thirty minutes later and started a search pattern which was unsuccessful.
According to Lt. Bryan DuBose of the Lake Patrol at first light divers will be in the water and the Coast Guard will be returning.

PRESS RELEASE FROM PRECINCT 1 CONSTABLE DON CHUMLEY
DEPARTMENT THAT IS COVERS LAKE CONROE

On July 5th, 2010 at approximately 11:20 PM, deputies of the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable Department Marine Division responded to a Montgomery County Central Dispatch Call on a missing person. A deputy arrived to the area located on the North West side of Lake Conroe between
Walden and Bentwater.

Along with the Marine Division, Fire Boat 94 and the Lake Conroe Forest Fire Boat also responded to the location and started searching for a 23 year old white female who had reportedly jumped from the “Just For Fun” party barge, which was anchored in the cove. The operator of the party barge had
called 911 after learning the female had jumped off the barge and said she was going to swim to shore. The witness stated they watched her swim south towards the Walden Yacht Club for about twenty yards then they did not see her anymore. There were 27 other people onboard and 2 crew members.

The United States Coast Guard was contacted and deployed a helicopter which made several grid searches of the area. The fire department diver utilized rapid deployment equipment and searched the immediate area with negative results. We continued to search the area by water and by land with
negative results.

During the investigation, deputies spoke with the victim’s roommate and a missing person’s report was made. The Marine Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Pct. 1 Dive Team and the United States Coast Guard are currently still making grid searches of the area the missing person was last seen.

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