Sunday evening started out uneventful for Richard Lamberth, his daughter 37-year-old Amy Hightower, her husband 41-year-old Richard Hightower and their 14-year-old son who turns 15 Tuesday.
With fishing poles and their boat they tied up under the FM 1097 long bridge over Lake Conroe and began fishing.
Just before 10p.m. with the weather moving in and winds picking up a wave went over the side of their sixteen foot center console boat. The bilge pumps did not engage and with white caps on the lake all four ended up in the water.
Amy was able to call for help on a cell phone. Being a holiday weekend and with multiple agencies involved in the DWI Task Force help responded quickly.
First on the scene was the Precinct 1 Lake Patrol followed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife. Amy, her husband and son were pulled out of the water by the Precinct 1 deputies.
Richard Lamberth was found moments later, face down in the water by Texas Parks and Wildlife and CPR was started immediately.
MCHD, North Montgomery County Fire and Montgomery Fire were also dispatched.
After almost 30 minutes of CPR Richard Lamberth age 65 was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This is the third drowning in a week in Montgomery County and the second on Lake Conroe.
Last Sunday 2-year-old Kadin Reed crawled out the doggie door of his grandfathers Lake Conroe home and fell into the lake drowning.
Wednesday a 33-year-old man drown in his backyard swimming pool.
In addition San Jacinto Authorities are still looking for a 24-year-old male who drown Sunday on the Trinity River under US59.
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Officers there does not to be any alcohol involved in today’s death.
There was no autopsy ordered.
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