Lake Rescue UPDATE!



LAKE CONROE — Around 5 p.m. Saturday, the Pct. 1 Constable’s Office Lake Patrol responded to a distress call from a boat that was taking on water because no one remembered to put the plug into the boat before launching it.

When the Lake Patrol unit reached the 21-foot boat, they found 11 people onboard the vessel and told them to follow the patrol boat, heading toward a nearby marina because the boat would not continue to fill with water if it remained in motion.

Unfortunately, a man in another boat (possibly the owner)  approached, instructing them to stop the boat. His friends complied and the boat again started to fill with water, causing 11 people to wind up in the lake. About half were not wearing life vests. They were all rescued and checked out by EMS.

Pct. 1 had multiple boats in the water and received assistance from North Montgomery County Fire Department.

Towboats US was requested and responded to the scene. They used a crane to raise the rear of the boat, and placed airbags in the front, raising it above the waterline so they could pump it out.


More information and video will be posted later.

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  1. spk

    I love your first comment about things learned. Most of your other comments are funny. How does your mind work? I am so serious and can never think of anything funny to say. Glad the boaters all survived. This is hilarious now that we know they all are ok.

  2. LocalDrifter

    How, with 11 people in a boat, could you forget to put the plug in?

    Easy. Assemble these 11 boaters standing 4 feet apart from each other in circle formation facing center / towards each other. Everyone elevates right arm making a fist outstretched to horizontal position. On the count of three, each one extends index finger and shouts, “They were supposed to put the plug in!”

    Everybody in position? Ready now?
    One… Two… THREE…

  3. spk

    Isn’t there a law about having 11 people in one boat (unless it’s a huge yacht not possible in Lake Conroe)? Isn’t there a law about having enough life jackets? These people got lucky. Why weren’t people arrested? This is insane. If they weren’t drunk, what’s wrong with them? How, with 11 people in a boat, could you forget to put the plug in?

  4. LocalDrifter

    I got the picture now.

    Sunny day. Clear sky. Dozen people on board in swimsuits, all but one stuffed with estrogen when swells that would make Lake Superior weep in miniscule and impotent shame come calling. (This next part becomes more relevant if sung) If it weren’t for the courage of the fearless crew the ski boat would be lost. The ski boat would be lost.

    Three things to be learned here:
    1) You can’t trust the news.
    2) Third hand ‘through the grapevine’ rumor conjecture is to be trusted over first person ‘on the scene’ information.
    3) Eleven babes in bikinis does not a beer bellied skipper in a Speedo make.

  5. skyski_tige

    If you had public record, you could have noticed that it is a 22 foot boat… I think you have pictures /video of the aftermath, not what happened to cause the situation when it actually happened(and in the first 10 minutes). just saying…

  6. gman92

    This article is completely false. I know the guy. Drain plug was in. No alcohol involved. A swell came over the bow, with all the girls sitting in the front, he tried to head to shore when the engine died and 2 more swells came over. Also no constable came to help. This is why you can’t trust the news.

    1. Jamie Nash

      Really gman? So, do you think we digitally inserted the Lake Patrol (aka Pct. 1 Constable’s Office units)? Scott was on the scene while the boat was still in the water (obviously). The Lake Patrol was on the scene. Were you?
      Our information came directly from law enforcement. We didn’t embarrass the owner by using his name and we have it, and it’s public record. Since you know the owner, you must know we could have made a much bigger story out of it. I’d say that makes us pretty ethical.

  7. LocalDrifter

    Hell Ohh! If the plug wasn’t in the boat at least someone on board had to have at least one big fat master toe that would have stemmed the flow until they returned to dock. Lordy are people ever stupid and unresourceful these days. Eleven dolts on board and nary a thinking brain among them. Collective intelligence on the lake would have doubled if they were all left to drown.

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